Parish Church of St. Helena

The South Carolina Historical Society is holding its annual Fall Tour in Beaufort on Saturday, November 13, with a focus on Beaufort’s historic churches.

Tabernacle Baptist Church

So much of the history and culture of Beaufort can be learned and understood through the churches that for centuries have been part of the community. The stories embrace male and female, young and old, Black and White. Architecturally significant and historically important, these churches individually and collectively shape a narrative that is compelling and unique.

This self-guided walking tour will include six historic churches, which today are still
vibrant centers of faith: the Parish Church of St. Helena, the Baptist Church of Beaufort, Wesley Methodist Church, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Tabernacle Baptist Church, and First African Baptist Church, where a Lowcountry lunch can be purchased.

Beaufort historians John McCardell, Larry Rowland, and Steve Wise will provide an opening lecture at 9:30 am at the Parish Church of St. Helena. The self-guided tour will wrap up at the Baptist Church of Beaufort around 2:30 pm with a Q&A.

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