St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church

125 Pendleton St SW
Aiken, SC 29801


Built in 1842, consecrated in 1843. Oldest church building in Aiken. Behind the sanctuary are interred botanist Henry Ravenel and poet James Matthews Legare. Only Confederate soldiers who died in the 1865 Battle of Aiken were allowed burial privileges. Mead Hall School (pre-K through 8th grade) is one of our outreach ministries located on the grounds.



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125 Pendleton St SW
Aiken, SC 29801

Phone: 803-648-5497
Fax: 803-648-2991


  • Civil War
  • Admission : Free
  • Days and Hours of Operation : Cemetery open daily--Church tours upon request
  • Hours Year-round : Office Hours M-F 8:30am-4pm; Su worship 7:45am, 9am and 11am
  • Free Admission
  • Listed on National Register