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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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Old church ruins

This old structure is just outside of Yamassee on way to Beaufort/Fripp. Large white columns on brick structure with old graveyard beside it. On National Registry. Many brides... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Martinez, Georgia
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Martinez, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This old structure is just outside of Yamassee on way to Beaufort/Fripp. Large white columns on brick structure with old graveyard beside it. On National Registry. Many brides get pictures here.

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Thank Rollbama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went by here on our way from Savannah to Charleston. Just a lovely, quiet place to visit and stretch our legs. Really enjoyed reading the tombstones and looking through some history.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very short detour if you are driving between Beaufort and Charleston, well worth the extra 10 minutes driving time. We were the only ones there when we visited and it was very serene. So much history. So many famous names on the headstones. Check out the web for the backstory. Many of the popularly held beliefs concerning... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted somewhere interesting to take my parents on their latest visit with good photo opportunity. I have heard of all of the weddings that take place at the ruins, but had not been to the site myself until I took my parents and 90 year old grandma. SO. WORTH. THE. TRIP. It was easy to walk the site and my... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love to take pictures and when I ran across this place on Tripadvisor, I knew I had to stop in and take some pictures. I read that it is really popular with weddings and it's easy to see why. It's very picture friendly. Read all of the markers around the property to learn the history. It's very interesting. I... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm so glad they are trying to preserve these ruins. The church was burned during the Revolutionary War (and rebuilt) and then Sherman burned it again in 1865. It was never rebuilt after that. There is also a lovely old cemetery. I've heard it's become a popular place for wedding pictures and prom pictures and can be crowded at times... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have seen this go from a nice quite place to roam and reflect to an overly crowded stop. On my latest visit there was 5-6 other parties. Some were families looking to visit a nice historic spot. Others were photography groups looking to take engagement or couple or watever photos, however they were in each others way and others... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We had to stop in again to visit this beautiful place! What an amazing story and a peaceful feeling while visiting this one of a kind place.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

What a great find. Rich with history and just a short few minutes off the main highway. We enjoyed walking around in mid afternoon shaded by the huge trees. Its a beautiful place. There were only a few other visitors there so we nearly had the place to our selves. Lots of old grave stones scattered around to explore as... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We were looking for something to do on our drive from Savannah to Charleston. This spot was perfect. Really neat to see something like this still standing. It's about half way between the 2 cities, so perfect to get out and stretch and walk around. They have picnic tables there so take a lunch too.

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