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Old Sheldon Church Ruins

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Address: Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
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Interesting historical site

The Sheldon church ruins are a very interesting historical site. The ruins have distinct beauty to them as well as significant history. There are graves at the site some of which... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Sheldon church ruins are a very interesting historical site. The ruins have distinct beauty to them as well as significant history. There are graves at the site some of which are historical and some more contemporary. While the site is kid friendly it is probably better suited for adults.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't miss this stop while in the low country. The Sheldon Church is from the early 1700's. It was burnt down during the revolutionary war by the British. But it was rebuilt. Wouldn't you know it Federal troops burnt it down again during the Civil War. What was left is what you see today. The brick walls are still pretty... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This church was built in the early 1700's. It must have been magnificent in its day. The grounds are covered in large live oaks with Spanish moss and other large tree species making for a very peaceful place. There are a number of old graves dating back to the late 1700's and early 1800's. If only these graves could speak.... More 

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Mc Lean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

During a visit to the low country, stop and visit the Old Sheldon Church Ruins. The grounds are beautiful with scattered ancient headstones that are interesting to read. There is a definite peacefulness about this place that will renew your spirit. It is also a picturesque place to take photos.

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Charleston SC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is n historical site you should nit miss if in the area between Savannah and Charleston a visit to Beaufort area for the day is worth while

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Both sides of the road leading to the ruins are lined with old live oaks which form a beautiful canopy. History lovers will definitely enjoy these ruins. And the grounds of the church are a site to see

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Really stunning ruins, best to go early in the morning or in the evening when the light is best. Dramatic photos and a bit of a creepy feeling, well worth the trip

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

This is not somewhere that I would travel a great distance to see but if in the area it is a MUST SEE destination. It is too bad it was never rebuilt but the ruins remind us about the devistation of a senseless civil war.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

The Old Sheldon Church Ruins are definitely worth a quick stop if you are travelling to/from Charleston. Great stop if you want to avoid masses of people.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

This is only for people who like old buildings,ruins and historical places. It is off the beaten path and not on our GPS. The signage is better going west than east. We drove around for over 1//2 hour trying to find it. I have never seen the brick architecture used on this church. The church was surrounded by an old... More 

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