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So much history in this town. Loved going by all the churches in this old southern town. Just think... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denver, North Carolina
So much history!

We spent an hour with a docent admiring the church and cemetery. This is true low country history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greenville, SC
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501 Church St, Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC 29902-4919
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much history in this town. Loved going by all the churches in this old southern town. Just think about all the stories of happiness and hardship shared.

Thank KalisaB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an hour with a docent admiring the church and cemetery. This is true low country history dating back to its earliest days.

Thank SCdocsGreenville_SC
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I had taken a van tour earlier in the morning and one of the stops was the Church of St. Helena. Not only is it very pretty on the outside but it’s the oldest church in Beaufort I believe. The van guide went through some...More

Thank ephyfe
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed by a knowledgeable docent. His narration of the church's history made it come alive. And this church has had an extraordinary history dating back to the Revolutionary War. Even if there is no docent on duty when you go walking around...More

1  Thank Cecile N. Y
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We arrive a few minutes after 4 p.m. and found the church locked. As we walked around the church we encounter two individuals doing some outside work. When asked about the church, the woman, who later told us she was the first black sextant in...More

1  Thank TN_Travelers61
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Took a unplanned little trip to Beaufort SC and discovered the historic St. Helena's Anglican Church. Free tours are offered there. Our guide was full of information on the history of this church. The tour lasted about 20 minutes or so. Unfortunately rain was moving...More

Thank Janet208
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I had walked through the graveyard on multiple occasions and been past on carriage tours, but this was my first chance to tour inside. If you are there when it is open, be sure to allow a docent to show you around. I found it...More

Thank Tigerfan85
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Friendly staff awaits inside this beautiful church. The cemetery is full of Beaufort history, including a general from the Revolutionary War.

Thank queendupe
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and three young sons wandered through this gem of a cemetery. We took lots of pictures of this beautiful spot. So much character.

Thank ghspres
Reviewed 7 May 2018

If you enjoy history, this is a great centrally located church to visit. The historic church is surrounded b a walled cemetery with Revolutionary War grave sites, as well as many Civil War grave sites.The burial sites have respectful and informative signage.

Thank dcurtin0358
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Response from Howard K | Reviewed this property |
The Historic Beaufort Foundation Guide says only that "Federal troops adapted the church for use as a hospital, uprooting slabs from the graveyard for use as operating tables. The present altar was built and donated by the... More