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St. Helena's Anglican Church

501 Church St, Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC 29902-4919
+1 843-522-1712
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Beautiful church - historic graveyard

On our day trip to Beaufort, our first stop was St. Helena's Anglican Church. The church is just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlotte, NC
Docent on Duty

We were excited to see the "Docent on Duty" sign out on the church door. I was a hot August day and... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Katherine E
New York City, New York
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501 Church St, Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC 29902-4919
+1 843-522-1712

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our day trip to Beaufort, our first stop was St. Helena's Anglican Church. The church is just beautiful both inside and out and having a docent on duty to give us some history and background a real treat. Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers are...More

Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We were excited to see the "Docent on Duty" sign out on the church door. I was a hot August day and we were greeted enthusiastically by our docent, Rebecca, and invited to come right into the cool sanctuary. She was knowledgeable, entertaining and passionate...More

Thank Katherine E
Reviewed 23 August 2017

My family and I visited St. Helena's Anglican Church on 8/19/17 while in Beaufort. We were able to catch the docent inside the church for a short tour and history lesson on the church. Their hours are posted on their website. The church has a...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Even if you can't get inside the church it is worth it to stroll around the grounds of the graveyard and learn about some of the notable people who have been buried here over the centuries.

Thank SueMPA
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Founded in about 1711. Well kept and in great condition. Interesting grave yard they even buried some British Officers and the graves are marked with British Flags. Docents are there for tours most of the time.

Thank fkates
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Very old church with friendly people. I was baptized at this church 20 years ago. The services are nice and there is a gorgeous organ inside. The upstairs used to be where slaves sat, but is now open for anyone to sit! What a neat...More

Thank tequilatime2
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This church is amazingly beautiful. I got a history about it too which was nice. The people inside are so lovely and sweet and open to any questions and visitors. My friends grandparents go to church here and say the services are lovely.

Thank manders224
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The graveyard is fascinating. Having read about many of the important figures in Beaufort's history at Waterfront Park - from the early trading days with the native tribes (well before the Revolutionary War) to post Civil War - we were amazed to find their graves...More

Thank Craigsworld
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Was on a biking tour of old Beaufort and stopped to see the church and grounds. Been here awhile--lots of 18th and 19th century headstones in the church's yard. One of the first in the area.

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 25 May 2017

well worth the visit to understand the history of the region ; beautiful period architecture of the church; a meditative place to consider the region and all the history of this place

Thank Richard T
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Response from Howard K | Reviewed this property |
The Historic Beaufort Foundation Guide says only that "Federal troops adapted the church for use as a hospital, uprooting slabs from the graveyard for use as operating tables. The present altar was built and donated by the... More