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St. Helena's Anglican Church

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Address: 501 Church St, Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC 29902-4919
Phone Number: +1 843-522-1712
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Part of the history of Beaufort

Wonderful historical place. Great for photography buffs. The old cemetery surrounds the church. Go inside and find a docent that will give you the history of the church and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Wonderful historical place. Great for photography buffs. The old cemetery surrounds the church. Go inside and find a docent that will give you the history of the church and interesting facts. A must see.

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Monroe, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We opted not to take the tour due to time limitations before another tour, but overheard the excellent tour guide at the church and wished we could have stayed longer. Where we spent our time, however, was taking photos in and around this historic masterpiece. Just walking among the crypts and tombs of Revolutionary and Civil War heroes and citizens... More 

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Alturas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

While I didn't go in the church itself, I did wander the grounds reading about the folks buried there. What a snapshot of history! From colonial patriots to Confederate War generals, they are all here! I always wish I could know more about the lives of these folks whose names grace the roads, homes, and towns nearby. So peaceful.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I am a history buff and loved the history and architecture here. The church bells were ringing 10 am when we walked through the grave yard. Lots of 18th century history and wonderful grave stones in the surrounding cemetery. Don't miss a walk through if you love this type of thing.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Very serene setting. So well protected that full iron family gates were perfectly preserved. Four major CSA Generals there. Docent very knowledgeable and unobtrusive. Worth the visit!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is a living, working piece of BFT history. This site played significant roles in both the American Revolutionary War and the Civil War. The docents will explain the architecture, the hand carved woodwork, and why this structure has survived 2 wars. The graveyard is also worthy of a quiet stroll. Do you know the difference between a graveyard and... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

While wandering around Beaufort, I ran across this church. I was drawn in by the old brick wall and trees around the church. It's very photogenic. Check out the gravestones that go back hundred of years. It's a small area, so it won't take long. Worth a stop if you are walking the area.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Three hundred years and counting...that is how old the St. Helena's Congregation is in Beaufort, SC. This building is really a beautiful place. Originally built in 1724, the Church building that you will see now was build in 1842. It has survived hurricanes and floods and the Great Depression. I think that they give tours of the Church with Docents.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Make this one of your first stops if you are interested in the history of Beaufort. Founded in 1712 (current church dates to 1724), this church is one of the oldest in America. The volunteer docents, free handouts, and a visit to the churchyard give you a remarkable overview of the history of Beaufort. Very moving to see American and... More 

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Beautiful church. Not to sure if I would call it a vacation destination for tourist. I wouldn't plan this as a primary destination.

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