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Old Sheldon Church Ruins

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Address: Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Thank Jgfish1
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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Thank DontBuyWyndham
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved walking through this place and looking at the old columns and reading about its history. Others may not find in worth visiting but we loved it.

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Thank Cheryl C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Absolutely beautiful! Well worth the short drive off I-95. Lots of history here. There are a few signs telling about it, but you can find more info on the internet.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

A hauntingly beautiful place. Free to tour and just off the main thoroughfare. Beautiful place for photographs. I heard there were a lot of weddings held there. I can certainly see why.

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Thank Gigi1310
SF Bay Area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Ever wanted to see a church skeleton and old graveyard? Well this is your chance. Located about a mile east off 95, with a parking lot across he street, this is an interesting diversion from the drive along I95. You can take 10 minutes or an hour (bring bug spray either way). It's free and be respectful of the sacred... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This is a beautiful site. Words truly can't do it justice - look at the pictures and just go experience it for yourself.

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