Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Yemassee

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. Plan to visit Old Sheldon Church Ruins and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Yemassee attractions using our Yemassee trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • We were there in mid to later day and due to cloudy weather were able to get great photographs of this beautiful structure and trees overhanging. Worth visiting if semi nearby!  more »
  • Prince William’s Parish Church {Sheldon Church} is an amazing site. We are so glad we made the stop. Lots of parking and plenty of room for kids to roam. Bring your camera, because it is stunning. I w...  more »
  • It was a rather easy place to navigate to, no dirt roads etc. There’s a parking lot across the street where you can park, but be careful at the intersection, as the cars come at high speeds from both sides. The site is in a yard, which is full of bugs, and anthills, however the grounds are pretty well maintained with short grass. The church is basically a roofless area with bricks surrounding it. Nothing else remains, no stained glass etc. It is a nice place to take photos, not just with the church but the trees as well. You can spend about 15-20 min there, but just watch out for the bugs. All in all, it is a great photo spot.
  • Super cool. Beautiful spot. We enjoyed our time walking around. So much history in one place. Definitely a favorite of niece and myself. It was all kept so nice and clean. We ate dessert and enjoyed the space. I will definitely visit again!

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