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Address: Lands End Road, Saint Helena Island, SC

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Beautiful and Interesting!

Stopped there after reading the reviews since I love old churches. I was not disappointed, the place is lovely and so peaceful. Take your time and just feel the history!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
fairytoes
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NC
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped there after reading the reviews since I love old churches. I was not disappointed, the place is lovely and so peaceful. Take your time and just feel the history!

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Thank fairytoes
Gainesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Gullah tour brought us here. Glad they did. Church ruins are made of tabby. You can see the oysters. See grave sites.

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Thank matjaz2002
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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533 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

One of the stops on our Gullah history tour on St. Helena Island was the ruins of this episcopal church. It was originally built for the slavemasters by the slaves using a specialized medium called "tabby". Oyster shells are embedded in a natural construction material to make the walls that will last forever. This church faces the East as do... More 

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Thank CyndyandByron
Beaufort, SC
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Allegedly haunted, the Chapel of Ease definitely has an aura about it. That entire stretch of road is allegedly haunted. There's a "hanging tree" right near the chapel. And little known Fort Fremont ruins at Land's End. Penn Center is the first recognized (and still operational) school for freed blacks. Ghostly lights are spotted along the two-lane road which is... More 

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Thank jmcquown
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is a tranquil ruin that is well worth a few minutes of your time. It is fascinating and peaceful.

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Thank Roaddogflo
Leesville, South Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Fascinating & eerie place to visit. Not hard to find, but if not careful you may pass it by. Read the history before you go. Takes less than 30 minutes to visit. Beautiful ruins! Also go down to Land's End, which is further down the road.

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Thank Emptynestandlovingit
Wasilla, Alaska
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125 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This church was built in the early 1700's to serve the planters and their families. It was destroyed by a forest fire and is now in ruins. There are a number old graves on the property as well. This church is not quite as interesting as the Old Sheldon Church ruins near Yemassee but still well worth the time to... More 

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Thank Alaska_Bulldawg
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a beautiful ruin of an old tabby church called a "Chapel of Ease" because they allowed the plantation families to attend church without traveling into the city.

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Thank Jan B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This place has a creepy vibe but is still really cool. Best to visit in the early morning or evening when the light is right. I assume in the fog it would be really neat too. Nice place to stop but can't imagine spending more than 10-15 minutes here.

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Thank Ekaseta
Pensacola, Florida
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

There is a presence to this place. No problems with Skeeters in December. Watch your step as there are tree roots, some garbage, rocks and debris around. There is no interpretation other than the lone historical marker. So it leaves a lot to the imagination. Parking area is dirt.

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Thank Noah G

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