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St. Helena's Anglican Church

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Address: 501 Church St, Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC 29902-4919
Phone Number: 843/522-1712
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While I didn't go in the church itself, I did wander the grounds reading about the folks buried there. What a snapshot of history! From colonial patriots to Confederate War... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
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Alturas, California
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Alturas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

While I didn't go in the church itself, I did wander the grounds reading about the folks buried there. What a snapshot of history! From colonial patriots to Confederate War generals, they are all here! I always wish I could know more about the lives of these folks whose names grace the roads, homes, and towns nearby. So peaceful.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I am a history buff and loved the history and architecture here. The church bells were ringing 10 am when we walked through the grave yard. Lots of 18th century history and wonderful grave stones in the surrounding cemetery. Don't miss a walk through if you love this type of thing.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Very serene setting. So well protected that full iron family gates were perfectly preserved. Four major CSA Generals there. Docent very knowledgeable and unobtrusive. Worth the visit!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a living, working piece of BFT history. This site played significant roles in both the American Revolutionary War and the Civil War. The docents will explain the architecture, the hand carved woodwork, and why this structure has survived 2 wars. The graveyard is also worthy of a quiet stroll. Do you know the difference between a graveyard and... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

While wandering around Beaufort, I ran across this church. I was drawn in by the old brick wall and trees around the church. It's very photogenic. Check out the gravestones that go back hundred of years. It's a small area, so it won't take long. Worth a stop if you are walking the area.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Three hundred years and counting...that is how old the St. Helena's Congregation is in Beaufort, SC. This building is really a beautiful place. Originally built in 1724, the Church building that you will see now was build in 1842. It has survived hurricanes and floods and the Great Depression. I think that they give tours of the Church with Docents.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Make this one of your first stops if you are interested in the history of Beaufort. Founded in 1712 (current church dates to 1724), this church is one of the oldest in America. The volunteer docents, free handouts, and a visit to the churchyard give you a remarkable overview of the history of Beaufort. Very moving to see American and... More 

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Beautiful church. Not to sure if I would call it a vacation destination for tourist. I wouldn't plan this as a primary destination.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

It is a beautiful building with a lot of history, which was explained by the docent. Be sure to walk thru the cemetery where you will find the graves of many prominent people who shaped our country when it was young.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We really enjoyed seeing the church and grounds and the docent provided a good history of an active church that goes back 300+ years.

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