8 Things To Do On A Road Trip To Yemassee, SC!

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Sue Anne
Sue Anne 
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Yemassee is not a common tourist destination, but if you happen to chance across this quaint old town, you’ll be able to appreciate its charms. A small low country town in South Carolina that really resembles the shape of a grenade on the map, it has a population of only 1,027 people (2010 census). Clearly, you cannot compare Yemassee’s attractions to that of New York or Boston, but this place does have a few fun spots up its sleeves. Here are some that you can drop by when in Yemassee.

1. Old Sheldon Church

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Source: Photo by user Carolyn Elizabeth... used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Laying in ruins for more than 120 years, this once spectacular building was burned down twice. Once in 1779, then it was restored, then burned down a second time in 1826. Today, we can only imagine the splendour this church once had. But to walk among the ruins and the tombstones of an ancient cemetery, surrounded by towering oak trees is a magical way to spend an evening.

Old Sheldon Church

Address: Old Sheldon Church Rd, Yemassee, SC 29945

Price: Free

Contact: +1 8435221712

Website: Old Sheldon Church

2. Frampton Plantation

Posted by Frampton Plantation Visitors Center on Wednesday, 23 March 2016

This is a place that will take you back in time. Initially awarded by the King to the Frampton family in the 1700s, the plantation house and all its farm buildings were burned down in 1865 by General Sherman’s troops. But in 1868, John Frampton took upon the task to rebuild from the ruins a charming low country farmhouse and continued to work the land. So today, after repairs and maintenance, you can come here to admire the work of John Frampton. The 19th century plantation house still stands, complete with antique furnishing and houses many impressive displays. A very pretty site indeed to visit and take a walk around the fields.

Frampton Plantation

Address: 1 Low Country Ln, Yemassee, SC 29945

Price: Free

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm. Closed on public holidays.

Contact: +1 8437173090

Website: Frampton Plantation

3. Carolina Cider Company

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Posted by Carolina Cider Company on Thursday, 12 March 2015

From the outside, this place looks like an old country store. But walk right in and you’ll be surrounded with goodies you cannot leave without taking some back! Naturally, ciders dominate the shelves, there are so many different flavours of it! Apple cider, blackberry, red cherry, blueberry, strawberry, peach, and muscadine, these are just some of the refreshing cold cider drinks available for sale. Then there are other food items like fruit butters, jellies, honey, pickles, benne wafers and almost 50 flavours of jam, jellies and preserves.

If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also find pickles and relishes here; dilled green beans, chow chow, black-eyed pea relish, artichoke relish and the list goes on. Hang on, we’re not done, we saved the best for last. Every day, fresh homemade pies are made here out of fresh ingredients. So fresh that the owners here raise their own chickens to have fresh eggs for the pies. It is no wonder that the Southern Living Magazine listed the pies here as one of the best in the South. Don’t leave without trying the pecan pie! Just imagine a buttery crust paired with a filling that’s just the right amount of syrup and sweetness. Enough to get anyone drooling.

Carolina Cider Company

Address: 81 Charleston Hwy Yemassee, SC 29945-7703

Entry Fee: Free

Opening Hours: 8am - 7.15pm. Closed on public holidays.

Contact: +1 8438461899

Website: Carolina Cider Company

4. Stoney Creek Presbyterian Church

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Posted by Robin Mizell on Saturday, 22 October 2016

Located four miles (6.4 km) west of Yemassee, this was the only church here spared by Sherman’s march during the Civil War. The reason it was spared is not at all reassuring. It was because at the time, this particular church was being used by the Union Army as a hospital and campsite. Hence, enough justification to be left alone by the soldiers. Till this day, there are still dried blood stains clinging to the floors of this circa 1833 chapel. On a lighter note, if you visit here, you’ll get to say that you were on one of the shooting sites of the Forrest Gump movie! How’s that for a noteworthy reason to visit Stoney Creek Presbyterian Church.

Stoney Creek Presbyterian Church

Address: 1 Block North of US 17, McPhersonville, SC

Price: Free

Website: Stoney Creek Presbyterian Church

5. Harold's Country Club

Posted by Harolds Country Club on Sunday, 20 March 2016

Featured in 2011 by Travel Magazine as “One of The South’s Best Undiscovered Steakhouses.” This inconspicuous yet iconic restaurant, Harold’s Country Club, is located inside of a filling station at 97 Highway 17 & 21 in Yemassee. Open Wednesday to Saturday, you’ll have to first take time to gaze in awe at the colorful collections adorning the restaurant’s walls. Get the steak sliders, the shrimp and the cat fish fillets. For some entertainment, there is a bar and some pool tables inside of the restaurant. So, it’s pretty much the perfect place to hang with your buddies for a fun night out.

Harold's Country Club

Address: 97 HWY. 17A & 21, Yemassee, SC 29945

Price: Under 10 USD

Opening Hours: 8am - 10pm. Only open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Contact: +1 8435894360

Website: Harold’s Country Club

6. Fletchers’s Finds and Finest

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Posted by Fletcher's Finds and Finest on Wednesday, 5 September 2012

A sandwich shop selling antiques concurrently, this place is a feast for both the stomach and the eyes. But more so for the stomach, if you’re not a collector that is, because Fletchers’s Finds and Finest serves some kickass sandwiches ya’ll! Try the Reuben sandwich and the Philly Cheese, both stuffed with meat that will give you a run for your money. A clean place, offering a true taste of the South, Fletchers is definitely worth a stop when you’re in Yemassee.

Fletchers’s Finds and Finest

Address: 25 Flowers Street Yemassee, SC 29945

Price: Under 10 USD

Opening Hours: 11am - 3pm. Closed on public holidays.

Contact: +1 8435898300

Website: Fletchers’s Finds and Finest

7. Hunt Bros Pizza

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Posted by Hunt Brothers Pizza on Thursday, 16 March 2017

What gets better than super affordable pizza served with wine and beer? Nothing much. That’s what Hunt Bros Pizza offers. A large 12" pizza with a delightfully crisp crust and with as many toppings as you wish, sells here for 9.99 USD. Add some wings with that and beer and wine and watch that you don’t roll out to your car after the meal is done.

Hunt Bros Pizza

Address: 14 Campground Rd Yemassee, South Carolina 29945

Price: Under 10 USD

Contact: +1 8437265733

8. Yemassee Station

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Source: Photo by user Ken Ratcliff used under CC BY 2.0

It’s rumoured that the town of Yemassee purchased this building in 2010 for one dollar, and restored it to resemble how it formerly did in the 1940s. It’s very well maintained and is still operating today. A fantastic visual reminder of the town’s past.

Yemassee Station

Address: Railroad Avenue and Old Salkehatchie Highway, Yemassee, SC 29945

Price: Free

Contact: +1 8008727245

Melt your worries away in Yemassee

Strolling around learning the history of Yemassee, chatting up the friendly locals, and stuffing yourself full with good country food. Doesn’t get much better than this. Your experience in Yemassee will be not so much thrilling as it is fulfilling. A slow down of pace is routinely needed and Yemasee would be a great place to do it. Doesn’t hurt that it has great weather, delectable cuisine and fascinating historical sites. Time to take that road trip down to Yemassee!

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