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First Baptist Church

Address: 1306 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: 803-256-4251
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Ranked #16 of 50 Attractions in Columbia
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A historic building built in 1859.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A historic building built in 1859.

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Newberry, South Carolina, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Something South Carolina does right - Spectacular live Christmas Pageant! The entire Church congregation plays parts of this event and it is beyond AMAZING! Hallelujah! Christ has risen! Christ will come again! Hosanna in the highest! Amen! God Bless Everyone!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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435 reviews 435 reviews
245 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The First Baptist Church in downtown Columbia has evolved into a megachurch with a large congregation and televised services at al. You don’t need to be a worshipper, however, to appreciate its architectural and historic appeals. The National Register/National Historic Landmark building (original construction 1859) features an imposing Greek Revival façade that delights the eye. The church’s role in the... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were touring the University of South Carolina and decided to attend the Sunday 10:30am worship service. The church is beautiful, with a huge choir, orchestra and live television broadcast. Pastor Wendell Estep was excellent and used the Bible to connect with everyone in the congregation.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Sanctuary has been remodeled since my last visit. Fond memories were made in this Church when I was a student nurse @ the SC Baptist Hospital. We had our capping ceremony there, our choir sang there several times and also our Graduation Ceremony took place there. The Sanctuary is worth seeing.

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Lake Cowichan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very welcoming & friendly. Double Balcony. A place where everyone could feel comfortable. Something for all ages.

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Conway, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When in the area, and sometimes specifically, we visit First Baptist Church - Columbia. It is a genuine worship experience!

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Conway, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

A very vibrant congregation with a pastor that teaches from the Bible. The orchestra and choir were outstanding also!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

If you happen to show up during the week, you may be disappointed. The church houses some artifacts, but it's not a tourist attraction. However, you can get brunch at the coffee shop and a quick overview of the history of the area. If you are lucky enough to catch the Celebration of Liberty or the Christmas program, do it!... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This area has a lot of restaurants and bars. Parking is usually not to bad. Not a lot else to do here except some good furniture shopping

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Sumter, SC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I am part of their "television audience." I record every week and watch at my leisure. The music is fantastic and the sermons are stimulating. I heartily recommend watching.

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