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Site of the Surrender

Address: River Drive, Columbia, SC 29201
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Ranked #49 of 50 Attractions in Columbia
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks

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Munford, Alabama
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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Don't waste your time! It is very difficult to find and not worth even looking! I had to stop and ask locals where it was and out of 10 only 1 knew but still gave me wrong directions....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

It took us nearly 40 minutes to find this poorly marked slab of granite, and once there... Well there were NO FACILITIES to speak of. Not even a gift shop. No wonder this state is broke. Anyway, some restrooms would have at least been nice, but no, you would have to walk to the local GAS STATION if you were... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

If you truly want to learn about this battle then go to Riverbanks Zoo. Enter the walking path on the botanical gardens side and find the small cabin. There you can learn a great deal. Also visit my friends at the Relic Room just below the SC State Museum. As for this rock... It's no more factual than the rebel... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I hate to disillusion you but this is nothing more than a ROCK that has been carved that this is where the surrender of Columbia happened. HOWEVER, There is no proof that the actual surrender of Columbia Happened here, and that the monument was put up like 50 to a 100 years after the fact. Also Sherman's Troops where stationed... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

very cool site here in columbia. I did not know about this until I found it on the internet. I enjoyed coming here and seeing what I saw. Totally rad dude.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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528 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

while not a major attraction in anyway, it is a neat little marker for history buffs. The marker marks the spot where the mayor of Columbia surrendered the city to General Shermans forces-thus saving any further destruction. easy to find, one can street park at look/read the stone marker. Most city residents don't even know this marker exists in the... More 

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