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First Baptist Church

1306 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC
803-256-4251
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Ranked #21 of 51 attractions in Columbia
Type: Historic Sites
Description: A historic building built in 1859.
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Lake Cowichan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Historic church. Vibrant Worship. Wonderful special programs. People excited for the Lord. Style that will please both old and young.

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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

You may think from appearances that they are conservative pew sitters, but it is amazing to see all the church does & hosts throughout the week. They minister to internationals, offering job training, English classes, sewing, take them to appointments, provide housing, clothing & jobs. There is a special needs school that uses the church's facilities, a first steps program,... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This is a church, there are no tours here, no visitor's center etc. the only highlight of the church is the old main sanctuary which was where the articles of confederation where singed. There are no historical artifacts on display, if you want those go to the confederate relic room.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

The true birthplace of the Confederacy, where the articles of confederation were drafted. The convention was moved to Charleston, SC, due to an epidemic, but this site was on Sherman's list of places to burn and ragage. When the Union Army crossed the river into the west side of Columbia, and burned the Capital under construction, parishoners at Trinity Espicopal... More

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