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Worth your time!

We stopped by here on a whim and were so glad we took the time. The pastor gave us a great history... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
Van Meter, Iowa
Historic old church

This beautiful church is chock full of history, and one of the remarkable buildings in this... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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907 Craven St, Beaufort, SC 29902-5575
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

We visited this site on Saturday 7/28/18 after trying to visit the nearby church of St. Helena which was also closed. It’s not as monumental or as nice as St Helena. The stained glass was supposedly done by an parishioner and would have been nice...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

We stopped by here on a whim and were so glad we took the time. The pastor gave us a great history lesson. Lovely old church with an amazing story. Worth your time!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank maryeferring
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This beautiful church is chock full of history, and one of the remarkable buildings in this beautiful town's historic district, and was on our tour of the section. Here is buried Robert Smalls, a former slave who commandeered a Confederate vessel during the war and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

On the afternoon of our visit to Beaufort the church was not opened so we were unable to view the stained glass windows. The historic church was built in 1840 and after the Union occupation of Beaufort, the church has housed an active African American...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KLE2013
Reviewed December 17, 2017

This historic church Is beautiful, carries you back In time. Church members are welcoming and friendly.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jean S
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

This one beautiful church that has a ton history. The windows are amazing. Robert smalls is one amazing person. You have to hear about his life is buried here. There is a statue of him in front of the church that is impressive

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank matjaz2002
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Beaufort has many beautiful historic churches and the Tabernacle Baptist Church is one of the best. a most visit if you are in the Beaufort area.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank kristen l
Reviewed March 23, 2016

I've attended many services at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Architecturally beautiful the church was built by slaves in 1863. The pews are wooden with no cushions and they're short in the seat making you feel like you'll slide out. The church service is traditionally southern black...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank FromVegaswithlove
Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

While visiting Charleston 3 years ago, we read a historical marker about Robert Smalls. We were impressed with his story and while planning our trip to Beaufort learned that he was buried there. We made sure that a visit to his graveside was on our...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank downtheroad735
Reviewed January 7, 2016

Tabernacle Baptist Church was organized by Rev. Solomon Peck of Boston in 1863 in the current building, acquired from the Beaufort Baptist Church. Built on the foundation of faith of former slaves and freedmen, the current congregation has maintained worship throughout the years in this...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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