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Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
+1 843-525-8500
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Must have been beautiful

Beautiful ruins of old church out in country far away from everything else. Must have been... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carl S
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Garland, Texas
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Very cool old ruins

Remnants of an old church. Ancient gravestones and elaborate tombs around the property. Ample... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Daniel K
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful ruins of old church out in country far away from everything else. Must have been beautiful when fully constructed among a spectacular wooded area. Parking readily available across the street.

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Remnants of an old church. Ancient gravestones and elaborate tombs around the property. Ample parking across the street away from the road. A couple old wooden picnic tables. Good place for pictures. An interesting little stop. Sadly the old remains have been defaced a little...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little out of the way; but, well worth the drive. Watch for the sign or you can drive right by. Parking is across the road. We were blessed with a small wedding being performed, which added to the pleasure of this special place.

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have not went to this church you must go.very educational to young and older people.I love this place it's somewhere you can go and just think about everything.you can take a group are just by yourself.very beautiful.

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds - lovely trees and outstanding ferns. The church ruins are charming, magical and grand, great place to take photos. Interesting to read the headstones and work out the time line of events, names and relations. Park lot across the road.

Thank CatVentures
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a bit out of the way, but well worth a quick visit. Don't park on the street as the signs say - cars whiz by pretty fast. There is a big parking lot, so to speak, across the street however. Your mind will...More

Thank Frederick G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved walking around the Old Sheldon Church ruins. So much history and the ruins, even though they are ruins, brought a sense of peace. So quiet, a nice reprieve from the hustle & bustle. I'm assuming a lot of graves have headstones missing, as...More

Thank SherryH334
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's very impressive. The atmosphere, the old graves, the ruines, the complete pictures is a great overview of history. It's not very big, so less than a hour will be more then enough to see everything.

Thank rmathijssen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read the other reviews of this Church site. Many pictures available. This Church (we were told) is related to St. Helena's Anglican Church in Beaufort. When you visit this site you should then go to Beaufort, SC and ask about the relationship. Fascinating history. Beautiful...More

Thank rolesville_dave2013
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This was one of our first stops on our vacation as we flew into Charleston, then drove to Savannah for a couple of days. The grounds are absolutely beautiful- so peaceful. Lots of lovely trees and the structure itself is a photographer’s dream. Parking is...More

Thank yahoody
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psim0n1
15 September 2017|
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Response from Mr_Terbillion | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Debbi N. There are picnic tables but no bathroom facilities. Don't forget your camera!
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HonestyCharlestonSC
11 August 2016|
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Response from mjrgnsn | Reviewed this property |
Public... Just park and visit. Road side parking and additional parking in area across the road from the ruins.
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Sandy O
5 August 2016|
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Response from Heather L | Reviewed this property |
There is limited parking in front but cars here "ruin" shots as they can be seen. There is an I paved hard dirt Peking lot across from it with parking for at least 15 motor cycles. I would think 30 -45 minutes would be... More
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