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Site of the Surrender

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Address: River Drive, Columbia, SC 29201

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Cool spot, but should be better

This is a nice monument to show where the surrender took place during the Civil War. However, there is no parking or any other info on site about it. And not really in the best... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Beth A
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is for those who are truly into history. This memorializes a low point in Columbia's history and the monument reflects this fact. I have lived in Columbia for over thirty five years and dah to hunt to find is spot. If you are driving down River Drive it may be worth a two minute stop, but don't spend time... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a nice monument to show where the surrender took place during the Civil War. However, there is no parking or any other info on site about it. And not really in the best of neighborhoods.

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Munford, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

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

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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3 Thank HistoryBluff3
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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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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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5 Thank JeffSoward
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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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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