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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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Must see beautiful historic church

We tried the door when it started to lightly rain while we were walking around the cemetery. We are so glad it was open. The tour guide was wonderfully knowledgeable about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Plain City, Ohio
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Plain City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We tried the door when it started to lightly rain while we were walking around the cemetery. We are so glad it was open. The tour guide was wonderfully knowledgeable about the history of St. Helena's. She pointed out many old artifacts including the alter that was hand-carved by some of the Union Soldiers that occupied it during the Civil... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see when you visit Beaufort. So much history and facts about this church. The cemetery is surreal. Gorgeous property.

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Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried several times to get in..It was never open. Interesting graveyard..Mosquitoes!..Tour guide said hours open are irregular...Disappointing!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful historical place. Great for photography buffs. The old cemetery surrounds the church. Go inside and find a docent that will give you the history of the church and interesting facts. A must see.

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Monroe, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted not to take the tour due to time limitations before another tour, but overheard the excellent tour guide at the church and wished we could have stayed longer. Where we spent our time, however, was taking photos in and around this historic masterpiece. Just walking among the crypts and tombs of Revolutionary and Civil War heroes and citizens... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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