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Old Sheldon Church Ruins

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Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
+1 843-525-8500
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Well worth a visit.

If you are travelling anywhere near here, I would absolutely make a stop. My husband, 3 kids... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Plymouth, Massachusetts
historic ruins

This is a very evocative place dating back to Colonial times, The ruins are kept in good repair and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Heath Springs, South Carolina
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Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
+1 843-525-8500
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are travelling anywhere near here, I would absolutely make a stop. My husband, 3 kids and I visited in late December on a drizzly morning. We were the only ones there. I can't really put my finger on why we all enjoyed it...More

Thank MofromMass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very evocative place dating back to Colonial times, The ruins are kept in good repair and the grounds are kept cut.

Thank lhcarterco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These beautiful ruins are located just a few minutes off of Hwy 17 and for travelers needing a place to strech their legs this is definitely the place to stop. The site contains the ruins of an almost 300 year old church and some scattered...More

Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed December 7, 2017

This site is not only historical, it is flat out enchanting. It is a short distance from the interstate or a little longer distance from Beaufort. Kudos to the church that owns this property for allowing all of us to enjoy it free of charge....More

Thank Gloria K
Reviewed December 7, 2017

We were on route from Charleston to Savannah and thought this might be an interesting stop after seeing it on TripAdvisor. It was only slightly out of our way, but it was well worth it. Turn off the US17 just after Gardens Corner and the...More

Thank LiciaW
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Built in 1740 and burned by the British in 1779 (Revolutionary War) and again by Sherman in 1865 (Civil War). The haunting ruins surrounded by old Oaks and gravestones. Located in Yemassee on Old Sheldon Church Road off HWY 17. Parking located across the street....More

Thank Silvia M
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful ruins of old church out in country far away from everything else. Must have been beautiful when fully constructed among a spectacular wooded area. Parking readily available across the street.

Thank Carl S
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

Remnants of an old church. Ancient gravestones and elaborate tombs around the property. Ample parking across the street away from the road. A couple old wooden picnic tables. Good place for pictures. An interesting little stop. Sadly the old remains have been defaced a little...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

A little out of the way; but, well worth the drive. Watch for the sign or you can drive right by. Parking is across the road. We were blessed with a small wedding being performed, which added to the pleasure of this special place.

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

If you have not went to this church you must go.very educational to young and older people.I love this place it's somewhere you can go and just think about everything.you can take a group are just by yourself.very beautiful.

Thank Donna T
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September 15, 2017|
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Response from Mr_Terbillion | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Debbi N. There are picnic tables but no bathroom facilities. Don't forget your camera!
August 10, 2016|
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Response from mjrgnsn | Reviewed this property |
Public... Just park and visit. Road side parking and additional parking in area across the road from the ruins.
Sandy O
August 5, 2016|
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Response from Heather L | Reviewed this property |
There is limited parking in front but cars here "ruin" shots as they can be seen. There is an I paved hard dirt Peking lot across from it with parking for at least 15 motor cycles. I would think 30 -45 minutes would be... More