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Chapel of Ease

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Address: Lands End Road, Saint Helena Island, SC

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A Nice Piece of Local History

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Alaska_Bulldawg
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Wasilla, Alaska

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Wasilla, Alaska
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96 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a neat attraction, if you like mysterious and somewhat moody places. I enjoy visiting ruins and imagining them in their heyday- and also thinking about the circumstances that have allowed them to fall into such disrepair yet keep them standing against all the elements. Ruins of churches seem even more poignant to me, especially whem, as with... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

A small historical site, but filled me with a spiritual feeling. The ruins are beautiful and the small cemetary on the grounds was interesting. So glad we found out about this peaceful place.

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Built around 1740, burned in a forest fire in 1886. So not much to see. Easy to get to, you can even view the church from the comfort of your car which is a good idea as there were mosquitos everywhere.

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Thank Janespains
Gaffney, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Good reminder of history and culture of the low country. Take your time and read the markers. Tour at your own pace. Warning: bring and use the bug spray.

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Thank Katrina B
Prince George, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a really cool place to check out and see how they made this place. The walls are covered in seashells and lime, which we where told was called tabby. Its cool to see ruins that date back to the 1740s. Overall, if you love old architecture, its worth checking out.

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Thank Justin C
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

There is something about the Chapel of Ease that is so peaceful and scenically beautiful it's hard to describe. To stand there on a quite day and look up at the sky provided is magical.

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