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Wonderful old ruins!

These old ruins are fascinating! The history of St. Helena Island is deep. Make certain to read... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DeFreese
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Well preserved!

This is a unique church ruins. Enjoyed walking area reading headstones. Must see if in area and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These old ruins are fascinating! The history of St. Helena Island is deep. Make certain to read up on this before visiting. The Fripp mausoleum was fascinating! I really enjoyed walking these grounds. It is close to the Penn Center, Fort Freemont, Long Beach, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a unique church ruins. Enjoyed walking area reading headstones. Must see if in area and history interest u!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claudettetravels
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This remains of this church is right off the road so if you want to see an interesting sight, it is easy to get to. Walk around and see the grave sights, too. I love the name of the chapel, too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brendasbf_10
Reviewed 31 October 2018

After stopping at the wonderful Penn Center, we drove just a short way further down the road to check out the Chapel of Ease. There is something compelling about old ruins that stirs the imagination. I was there on a beautiful day, and it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chescobird
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I had a bit of a hard time finding the Chapel of Ease, but it was worth the trouble. An old church that reeks with history. Also, the Fripp family mausoleum is on the grounds. The mausoleum was desecrated during the Civil War, and when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

A fascinating building built in 1740 out of brick and plaster mixed with sea shells -- after a fire in the 19th century, all that remains are the walls. But that is definitely worth a stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank John W
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

just went there yesterday with my mom and bro. My mom saw a old man with bucket hat on she said he was a ghost looked like a old white man with bucket hat on from that time period had us all spooked then when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Nice little place to wander around when the sun is shining and you don't have a care in the world! It is off the beaten path and don't trust GPS to get you there, we had to back track and get local directions on our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank UniquelyCullen
Reviewed 5 July 2018

From 1700's, this is the remains of the chapel and grounds. Made out of some kind of seashell concrete or something. Very cool!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank NOregrets-Traveler
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We drove from Penn Center to the (Anglican) Chapel of Ease, a tabby-walled church built in the 1740 for the planters of St. Helena Island. Tabby cement is a North African technique mixing oyster shells, lime and sand. This Chapel of Ease was built by...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MarnetteS
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