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

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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

I didn't get a chance to enter the building, but toured the attached cemetery. Being well versed in SC history, I found the experience sublime and humbling. Many favorite sons and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mike H
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't get a chance to enter the building, but toured the attached cemetery. Being well versed in SC history, I found the experience sublime and humbling. Many favorite sons and daughters of SC are buried here. Although, a long read, I would recommend Mary Boykin Chestnut's Civil War Diary, as edited by C Vann Woodward to appreciate some of... More 

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DeKalb, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

General Wade Hampton and his family are kind of a big deal here in Columbia. Being a Hampton, and thinking somewhere along the line we may be related, I wanted to go see their final resting spots. So I visited the cemetery next to Trinity Episcopal Church. It was beautiful, eerie and depressing. Some of these bodies have been here... More 

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Thank MajkMan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

When we drove through Columbia city, this beautiful church drew our attention and we decided to pull over and visit. The main chamber is magnificent and a gentleman introduced the history to us. The yard is nice, good for party and ceremony.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Our Christmas Eve tradition! Also our grandson pre-school. Beautiful to look at as well as very friendly people!

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huntsville, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

They were preparing for a wedding when we arrived. We didn't realize you can only tour till 2pm. But on of the ladies gave us a quick walk through anyway. It is a pretty church, pretty stained glass windows.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Visited here recently for an evening wedding. Had visited once before and again, such a beautiful church. It is a "pinkish" color on the exterior. Interior stained glass large windows, closed pew rows that are seldom seen today and historic, beautiful ceiling treatments which are amazing. Even the connected auditorium had wonderful wooden corbels and beams in ceiling areas. Occupies... More 

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Outside and inside this is a beautiful old church across the street from the State House in the heart of Columbia. Surrounded by a graveyard with historic graves.

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We were not able to tour the Cathedral as we were too late for the tours. We did,however, take a very slow and respective stroll through the cemetery.It was so interesting to see the range of dates on the markers and headstones. Beautiful.

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Thank Mimi W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

The interior of the cathedral is beautiful. Spend a few minutes or longer strolling through the historic cemetery.

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Oceanside
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

It's a nice place to stroll through if you have time walking around downtown. The names of some of the notable people buried there were not familiar to me, but they may be to others. I didn't go into the church and only admired the architecture and stained glass windows from the graveyard. It may not be impressive compared to... More 

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