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Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Yemassee

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
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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  • This place was amazing, I had lots of vibes from this place. I enjoyed looking at all the graves and how far they date back. The oak trees that surrounded the church made it amazing. Loved reading abo...  more »
  • This was a spontaneous decision to visit, finding it on another website and stopping on the drive between Yemassee & Beaufort. Mossy oaks hang around the edges of the church ruins. It is hard to imagi...  more »
  • We really enjoyed this visit. It is just beautiful. It is worth going to visit if you are ckose by. Take some bug spray. The bugs were bad.  more »
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  • Amazing place. So glad we came and explored the ruins. I even found a tombstone with my last name.
  • This is a must see! It was so quiet and peaceful there. Loved the history and beautiful scenery.
  • Great excursion from the main road or highway of your trip. There is a parking lot across the street. The ruins are amazing and there are some very interesting gravestones and tombs surrounding it.
  • Graves of influential statesmen, air of spiritual significance, and opportunity for humbling reflection on the permanance of one's legacy. Trash receptacles amid the picnic area would be helpful addition.
  • Love Old Sheldon Church ruins. This is a hot spot for photographers and history buffs. Every time of the day the photos can change with the different lighting. Take notice of the marking on the wall that looks like a face staring at you while inside the ruins. Tad strange as it appears those eyes follow you as you walk around.