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Fred W. Symmes Chapel

U.S. 276, Cedar Mountain, NC
+1 864-836-3291
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Beautiful and breathtaking

We visited yesterday before sunset. When we arrived a beautiful rainbow greeted us. Well worth the... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Williamsburg, Michigan
Beautiful and Breathtaking

Made a trip to Cedar Mountain to attend the Easter Sunrise service at Fred Symmes Chapel. All I can... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
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U.S. 276, Cedar Mountain, NC
+1 864-836-3291
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

We visited yesterday before sunset. When we arrived a beautiful rainbow greeted us. Well worth the drive up the mountain. The road is winding but good.

Thank Nedapainter
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Made a trip to Cedar Mountain to attend the Easter Sunrise service at Fred Symmes Chapel. All I can say is that this was the most beautiful and inspiring chapel I have ever been to. All God's beauty is before you as you overlook the...More

Thank Staff61
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Just 5 miles off of route 276 on the NC/SC border. This chapel is part of the YMCA Camp Greenville and it is open to the public. Careful of weekend visits from spring to the fall on the weekends. It's closed during private events and...More

1  Thank NMB2013
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My husband and I drove up to Symmes Chapel to watch the sunrise for my birthday in February. We arrived about thirty minutes before dawn and could see the lights of Greenville in the distance. It was beautiful to watch the light of the sky...More

3  Thank MelGilbert
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I am not a religious person by any means and you don't need to be to feel how special this place is. The views are spectacular and you feel very much at piece here.

1  Thank MoPont
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I love this chapel. Whenever we come to DuPont, I have to see the sun rise at Pretty Place. I have a friend who has cancer, I texted him this is the closest physically an individual can be to Jesus without meeting him face to...More

3  Thank LeeannLikesFood
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a must if you are in the area, the view and atmosphere are fantastic. It is a little hard to find, some maps cannot pick it up. The drive up the mountain is worth the view. God's majesty at its finest.

3  Thank Lorren R
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Went for the sunrise. Definitely worth the 4am wake up call for the most spectacular sunrise I've ever seen. So peaceful and beautiful disnt want to leave.

2  Thank Kpyktr
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We did not know what to expect. In reality the place is more impressive & serene then any picture. Beautiful Chapel in the sky. Important: Always call the place ahead of time! Make sure it is open to the Public, sometimes it is closed for...More

2  Thank TRafter
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times and are always taken with how incredibly gorgeous the view is. It's a bit of a winding long drive but with Cesar Head so close it is worth it as you can easily knock out both gorgeous stops in...More

1  Thank Kevin S
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Debbie Dodderer N
Can you take a small pet on a leash ?
25 April 2017|
Response from Nedapainter | Reviewed this property |
I would like to know availability for spring 2017
3 September 2016|
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Response from mountainlaurie | Reviewed this property |
The person in charge of reserving the chapel for weddings etc. is Diane and the number for Camp Greenville's office to talk to her is 864-836-3291. Her extension is 100. If you plan on just coming up to see the chapel it is... More
Ronnie N Darrah J
Are there services held on Sunday's
25 August 2016|
Response from mountainlaurie | Reviewed this property |
No, there are not regular services there. They have small services with groups that are staying at camp sometimes. There are also church groups that reserve the chapel and go up there and have their own small services but no... More