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Address: Columbia, SC
Phone Number: 803-771-7300
Today
8:30 am - 5:00 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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Trinity Cathedral is Gorgeous

This is one beautiful cathedral. Lots of old burial plots with much history. Also right across street from the State House. Many and varied eateries are also a short walk down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Columbia, SC
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Columbia, SC
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is one beautiful cathedral. Lots of old burial plots with much history. Also right across street from the State House. Many and varied eateries are also a short walk down the street. The walk can get pretty warm in the summer months.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Even though the cathedral was not open, just to walk the cemetery was special. Reading some of the headstones made you realize what a diverse nation we are . A nice place to walk around and give thanks.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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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Additional Information about Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Address: Columbia, SC
Phone Number: 803-771-7300
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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