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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Columbia, SC
803-771-7300
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Ranked #21 of 52 Attractions in Columbia
Type: Religious Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A cathedral modeled after the York Minster in England.
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Olathe, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Burlington, Vermont
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stopped here to look at the windows, but got an added treat. A former rector of the church offered to show us around & give us the history of the building & the windows. We also got to hear the organ played as there were some students from USC who were there for a lesson.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

When we travelled there the church was actually closed, but the building was beautiful from the outside as well. It is located next to the State House, so you can visit both of them if you get there. A short, but recommended attraction in Columbia!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Gorgeous cathedral. Music programs are very good. Adjacent cemetery is fascinating. Parking is plentiful.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

One of the first churches built in Columbia, the Trinity Epscopal Cathedral is a unique historic as well as worship centered facility.

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socarolina
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32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is a nice old historic church, very big. The cemetery is interesting, with many local historical figures buried there.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This and St. Peters Catholic Church are probably the two most beautiful churches in Columbia. Since it was renovated, the acoustics in Trinity have improved making it an excellent venue for concerts. The organ has been revoiced and sounds wonderful. They have an excellent choir program there, so go hear the choir sing.

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