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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

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Address: Columbia, SC
Phone Number: 803-771-7300
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A cathedral modeled after the York Minster in England.

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Gorgeous historic church

This gorgeous church is located in downtown Columbia and if you like architecturally beautiful churches and historically significant graveyards, you should visit. They also offer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
AmyFromAtlanta
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This gorgeous church is located in downtown Columbia and if you like architecturally beautiful churches and historically significant graveyards, you should visit. They also offer morning (8:00am) and evening prayer (5:00pm), Monday-Friday. Well worth an hour or two of your time to walk the grounds.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This lovely historic church is worth a visit, and it's graveyard is equally interesting and historic. There is a gift shop.

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Houston, Texas
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41 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Just across the street from the State Capitol is this lovely old cathedral. If the front doors are locked, step around to the side door for entrance. Very historic; take time to read the plaques, look at the old photos, and examine the family plots in the graveyard next to the church.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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116 reviews 116 reviews
100 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I may have been fortunate to see the interior of this church. I happened to enter about 15 minutes after a mass had concluded, so the doors were still open. The interior is very impressive. It took me a while to find someone as I was hoping to photograph the church--and wanted to see the cathedral with the chandeliers lit.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

can get married in the chapel if church is too large - columbias answer to Duke Chapel in Durham - nice aesthetic for the city - fun going back into time

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The highlight feature of the cathedral graveyard is, and always will be, the historic grave markers. There are other things to admire there, however, and the thing that impresses me most is the enormous tree in the northwest corner of the graveyard. Planted in 1814 near the site of the original church, this battered old live oak has hit the... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This beautiful Cathedral is modeled after Britain's York Cathedral. The stained glass windows are outstanding. One is from Munich, Germany and several are Tiffany. Stop in the Cathedral's Bookstore and shop for unique items. The Cathedral's volunteers are helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Ask for a tour of the Cathedral to learn its history. If you have time, spend some time... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Would have probably been something if it was open, otherwise just give it a drive by. The one plus was it is right across the street from the capital, so if not open you will not waste much time.

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COLUMBIA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Last October I was walking around the Cathedral with my dog taking pictures for a Grad class, and was invited back the following weekend for the Blessing the Animals service. I didn’t go but I remembered how welcoming the parishioners were. This past Sunday I went to help my boyfriend pick up his rescued Bloodhound and we were our dogs... More 

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Florence, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I could not enter the church itself because they were having a wedding and I wouldn't want to crash it. We walked around the grounds and read the headstones. So interesting even my two teenage children enjoyed the visit.

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