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St. Helena's Episcopal Church & Cemetery


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The parish was founded in 1712 but the original church was not completed until 1724 construction being interrupted due to the Yemassee War. Following the Union occupation of Beaufort in the Fall of 1861, the church interior was gutted and turned into a hospital for Union soldiers. St. Helena’s is one of the oldest churches in the US in continuous service. Built of brick with a stucco finish the present church has undergone several changes over the years most recently a major restoration from 1998 to 2000.




In the cemetery are buried many famous families of the area. Gravesites include Col. John “Tuscarora Jack” Barnwell, a famous colonial era Indian fighter; Thomas Heyward Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence; Confederate General Richard “Fightin’ Dick” Anderson and two British officers killed at the Battle of Port Royal during the Revolutionary War.


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Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Spirit Of Old Beaufort Tour Center and Gift Shop

Tours begin and end at their gift shop in the Waterfront area. Narrated tour of East side focuses on the historic homes. West side tour emphasis is on churches and historic homes along the Bay St. Guides are in 18th century period dress, sing the old songs and show 1864

Beaufort, SC Tours


Aqua Sports Inc - Sea Wolf Charter

Experience Charter fishing in Beaufort, SC. and Hilton Head Island South Carolina on a 35

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Comfort Suites

Brand new all suite hotel located in historic Beaufort. hotel is minutes away form Parris island, Downtown, Port Royal and Lady'

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The Old Point Inn

Built in 1898, this late Victorian home was built as a Wedding Gift, hence, its local nickname is the "Wedding Gift House."

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