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St. Helena's Anglican Church

501 Church St, Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC 29902-4919
+1 843-522-1712
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Atmospheric Graveyard

Even if you can't get inside the church it is worth it to stroll around the grounds of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Interesting and worth the time to visit.

Founded in about 1711. Well kept and in great condition. Interesting grave yard they even buried... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Beaufort, South Carolina
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501 Church St, Historic Downtown, Beaufort, SC 29902-4919
+1 843-522-1712
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you can't get inside the church it is worth it to stroll around the grounds of the graveyard and learn about some of the notable people who have been buried here over the centuries.

Thank SueMPA
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Founded in about 1711. Well kept and in great condition. Interesting grave yard they even buried some British Officers and the graves are marked with British Flags. Docents are there for tours most of the time.

Thank fkates
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Very old church with friendly people. I was baptized at this church 20 years ago. The services are nice and there is a gorgeous organ inside. The upstairs used to be where slaves sat, but is now open for anyone to sit! What a neat...More

Thank tequilatime2
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This church is amazingly beautiful. I got a history about it too which was nice. The people inside are so lovely and sweet and open to any questions and visitors. My friends grandparents go to church here and say the services are lovely.

Thank manders224
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The graveyard is fascinating. Having read about many of the important figures in Beaufort's history at Waterfront Park - from the early trading days with the native tribes (well before the Revolutionary War) to post Civil War - we were amazed to find their graves...More

Thank Craigsworld
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Was on a biking tour of old Beaufort and stopped to see the church and grounds. Been here awhile--lots of 18th and 19th century headstones in the church's yard. One of the first in the area.

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 25 May 2017

well worth the visit to understand the history of the region ; beautiful period architecture of the church; a meditative place to consider the region and all the history of this place

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Be sure to stop by during the week and listen to the history of this amazing church. I am pretty sure that it is the best attended church in Beaufort for a very good reason. So many work to make it successful.

Thank Abigayle1
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We stumbled across St Helena's while exploring the pretty streets of Beaufort. It came as a surprise that the church is one of the country's oldest and that its atmospheric cemetery is home to congressmen, veterans of the revolutionary and civil wars, and even a...More

2  Thank Scott H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I know this is a historic building but if you are in Beaufort on Sunday morning, consider worshiping here. A warm congregation. A powerful device. All in a beautiful pre Revolutionary War Anglican Church. Quite an uplifting experience.

1  Thank Phillip K
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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