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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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Soulful and quiet

This church was burned twice...one by the British during the Revolutionary War and by the Union during the Civil War. The cemetery stones give a great deal of history of the area... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This church was burned twice...one by the British during the Revolutionary War and by the Union during the Civil War. The cemetery stones give a great deal of history of the area and of the families that attended this Episcopalian edifice.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Church's remaining tall columns, walls and slabs. The many tombstones and the crypts. The many large trees with the foliage and willows. These all add to the beauty and charm of this place. It is an hour worthwhile drive from Charleston.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to these ruins three times. They are beautiful and amazing. There are old Graves on the property.

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful setting for wandering. If you are into old architecture, old cemeteries or are looking for a beautiful setting for a wedding, this is something you will want to see.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love art, architecture, and history and after taking a tour with Bonaventure Don (see my separate review), he recommended we stop by the Old Sheldon Church Ruins as he was sure we would appreciate it. We surely did. It's not super "touristy" and if you have a short attention span, don't appreciate history, or can't appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are history buffs and this place is right our alley! Very beautiful and majestic, is in the middle of nowhere which only adds to the mystique.

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you love history, this place is a very pretty visit that wasn't too busy when we were there. There were two other families that had stopped in and then left. Maybe a nice place for a picnic - there were tables on the grounds. Parking is across the street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting to visit. Lots of people stopped while I was there. Interesting grave sites. Bring camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful historic site this is!!!! The Spanish Moss, Live Oaks and the ruins of this once magnificent church is like stepping back in time. Please be respectful of the site as there are many graves

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We were informed about the Angel Tree by the councierge at the Courtyard Marriott Charleston Historic District. Andrea the concierge shared a couple places to visit on our drive from Charleston to Hilton Head and we picked two: Angel Tree Old Sheldon Church ruins As we drive from Charleston to Hilton Head, just before turning left onto highway 21, to... More 

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