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Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Yemassee
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Massive columns stand as a reminder of South Carolina's colonial past at Old Sheldon Church Ruins--a popular spot for history buffs, amateur photographers, and wedding parties. Constructed sometime between 1745 and 1753 in the Greek Revival style, the church suffered massive damage during the Revolutionary War when British troops set the building on fire. Rebuilt in the 1820s and then burned down again, the structure is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take in the natural setting of the old church, which is surrounded by large oak trees and flowering plants. The ruins house the remains of William Bull, a land surveyor who helped develop the grid pattern of Savannah's streets and squares. With our custom trip planner, Yemassee attractions like Old Sheldon Church Ruins can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • 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...  more »
  • This is a beautiful site. Words truly can't do it justice - look at the pictures and just go experience it for yourself. 
  • This place was eerie as well as breathtaking. The old tombstones were interesting and the history is unique to South Carolina. You will want to visit this place if you love history. 
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  • It is beautiful and peaceful. It also has a fascinating history. I just wish it had more information posted about it's history.
  • HIGHLY RECOMMEND WEARING *HEAVY* BUG SPRAY. It's absolutely gorgeous, serene and sacred. But we weren't able to stay more than ten minutes sadly because our level of bug spray was definitely not enough. I got 19 mosquito bites on one leg. Would go again, but with long clothes and much much heavier bug spray.
  • Came here to find a virtual geocache June 2015. Absolutely incredible. It feels like something out of a movie and it's just amazing. Came in broad daylight. Very cool to see something that has been around since the nearly the beginning of modern civilization in North America. This is one of a kind, free, must see if you get the chance.
  • Sacred spot with gravesites that need to be resoected. Beautiful surroundings.
  • I visited this spot during a big thunderstorm. One of the coolest experiences of my SC trip. The church ruins are amazing and surrounded by ancient gravestones. Love places like this.