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Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
+1 843-525-8500
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A Photographer's Dream Local

This site is not only historical, it is flat out enchanting. It is a short distance from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gloria K
Bowling Green, Kentucky

We were on route from Charleston to Savannah and thought this might be an interesting stop after... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is not only historical, it is flat out enchanting. It is a short distance from the interstate or a little longer distance from Beaufort. Kudos to the church that owns this property for allowing all of us to enjoy it free of charge....More

Thank Gloria K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on route from Charleston to Savannah and thought this might be an interesting stop after seeing it on TripAdvisor. It was only slightly out of our way, but it was well worth it. Turn off the US17 just after Gardens Corner and the...More

Thank LiciaW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Built in 1740 and burned by the British in 1779 (Revolutionary War) and again by Sherman in 1865 (Civil War). The haunting ruins surrounded by old Oaks and gravestones. Located in Yemassee on Old Sheldon Church Road off HWY 17. Parking located across the street....More

Thank Silvia M
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 8 November 2017 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 5 November 2017

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 28 October 2017

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 26 October 2017

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
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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!
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.
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