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Address: 1306 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: 803-256-4251
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Description: A historic building built in 1859.

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Beautiful Church, Good Service

We were out of town on a youth group trip and decided to stop for service at this church on Sunday. The church is huge and beautiful! The service is very formal, we're not used to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Jtthjones
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Savannah, GA
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Savannah, GA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
70 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were out of town on a youth group trip and decided to stop for service at this church on Sunday. The church is huge and beautiful! The service is very formal, we're not used to that. They have a big choir and 3 floors of seating. The service was good, the Pastor gave a great message. It was about... More 

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Newberry, South Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

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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493 reviews 493 reviews
266 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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