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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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Very old church with friendly people. I was baptized at this church 20 years ago. The services are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beaufort, South Carolina
via mobile
Beautiful church

This church is amazingly beautiful. I got a history about it too which was nice. The people inside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Estero, Florida
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501 Church St, Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC 29902-4919
+1 843-522-1712
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to stop by during the week and listen to the history of this amazing church. I am pretty sure that it is the best attended church in Beaufort for a very good reason. So many work to make it successful.

Thank Abigayle1
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We stumbled across St Helena's while exploring the pretty streets of Beaufort. It came as a surprise that the church is one of the country's oldest and that its atmospheric cemetery is home to congressmen, veterans of the revolutionary and civil wars, and even a...More

2  Thank Scott H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I know this is a historic building but if you are in Beaufort on Sunday morning, consider worshiping here. A warm congregation. A powerful device. All in a beautiful pre Revolutionary War Anglican Church. Quite an uplifting experience.

1  Thank Phillip K
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Visited this church as part of a day trip from Charleston. It's nice that members of the congregation serve as docents. Our "guide" gave us a good overview of the history of this church. She also mentioned graves of note in the surrounding cemetery that...More

Thank bchrzan
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The historical district of Beaufort is lovely, and wouldn't be complete with out a visit to St. Helena's. Our docent, Wayne, knew the history of the church & town, and added a personal touch.

1  Thank Susan V
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What union doctor used the church as a hospital during the civil war?
28 July 2015|
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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