We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
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
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
Read all 120 reviews
All photos (81)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“old church”(8 reviews)
“oyster shells”(8 reviews)
“down the road”(7 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Lands End Road, Saint Helena Island, SC
+1 843-522-1717
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Saint Helena Island
from US$40.00
More Info
from US$60.00
More Info
Reviews (120)
Filter reviews
120 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews old church oyster shells down the road penn center worth a stop quick stop bug spray live oaks take photos tabby ruins sea shells cool history piece of history walk around off the beaten path on site civil war
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 120 reviews
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
Thank DeFreese
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
Thank johnmM754OI
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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Quality Inn St. Helena
110 reviews
7.27 km away
Days Inn by Wyndham Port Royal/Near Parris Island
675 reviews
8.55 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Port Royal/Beaufort
223 reviews
9.06 km away
City Loft Hotel
1,070 reviews
11.21 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 13 nearby restaurants
18 reviews
4.97 km away
Bella Luna
228 reviews
7.21 km away
64 reviews
8.03 km away
Carolina Cider Co. & Superior Coffee
70 reviews
6.25 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 12 nearby attractions
Parris Island Museum
174 reviews
6.02 km away
The Legends at Parris Island
31 reviews
6.97 km away
Penn Center
173 reviews
6.39 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Chapel of Ease staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines