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Old Sheldon Church Ruins

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Address: Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
Phone Number: 843-525-8500
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Roof Or Not, It's Still A Beautiful Church

We were driving a back road into Beaufort from Yemassee and saw the ruins peaking through the moss covered trees. It took a quarter mile to find a turning spot and when we got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Rochester, NY
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Rochester, NY
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were driving a back road into Beaufort from Yemassee and saw the ruins peaking through the moss covered trees. It took a quarter mile to find a turning spot and when we got back we found an Open Lands Trust parking lot across the street. There is a historic marker at the street (see my photo of the marker),... More 

Thank ChipD58
Raleigh, North Carolina
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is in a lot on the opposite side of the road from the ruins. The place is very pretty and historic. Apparently they have weddings at the site as there was a rehearsal group there. We just stepped around them. Glad I took my bug spray.

Thank Lola2104
Houston, Texas
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89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so glad we made a special trip here! It is beautiful, quiet and peaceful. The atmosphere is evocative a days long past.

Thank TravelIngenue
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the beauty and serenity of this site. Definitely worth the 10 - 15 MINUTES side trip.

Thank Robbln C
Aiken, South Carolina
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163 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This must have been spectacular in its day. We looked at the old tombstones and were amazed at the ruins. Apparently a wedding had been held there judging by some flowers, etc. which had not been removed. A couple was there taking pictures & planning their wedding,

Thank ASH814
Beaufort, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This old church ruins has easy access and is somewhat "spooky/ eerie" in appearance. We have been by in the evening when the sun goes down. Rumor has it the property is haunted. Enjoyed the history of the place.

Thank Steelsailor60
Cleveland, Tennessee
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a place that you want to stop by and visit. It is a little hard to find, but once you find it, you will not be disappointed. It is so beautiful. The trees, sky, and ruins, it was all so much to take in. We made beautiful family photos while visiting the ruins. Such a historical location for... More 

Thank duaneandseason
Moorpark, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is such a special place that I would put on your must see list, especially if you enjoy historic ruins and/or beautiful scenery. We arrived on a rainy Spring day, when the old pillars glistened as the dogwoods bloomed, setting the scene for some lovely photographs. There's a reason this has been chosen for wedding photography - it's romantic,... More 

Thank Linda C
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Parking is across an occasionally busy street so if you are traveling with children use caution crossing the street! It was absolutely breathtaking! I love taking pictures so it everything I had expected it to be and more!

Thank Gina O
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A great historical stop on our Summer Vacation. You must be a person and/or family that enjoys looking at these type of structures to appreciate. There is parking across the street from the entrance, only a pull off right in front. Please watch for fast moving traffic.

Thank LaneyLou72

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