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Address: 1306 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201-3316
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+1 803-256-4251

A historic building built in 1859.

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The 4th of July spectacular is not to be missed.

Just went to the 29th annual spectacular last evening. A cast of over 400 put on a patriotic show that is good for all ages. Music, singing, video..... A tribute to... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Just went to the 29th annual spectacular last evening. A cast of over 400 put on a patriotic show that is good for all ages. Music, singing, video..... A tribute to America. Two shows: 4:30 & 7:30. FREE, but advance tickets needed. Suggest you check their web site in mid June next year.

Thank Tarheel1967
Columbia, South Carolina
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343 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

Get your tickets early if you want to see this incredible Christmas Production. There is a lot of seats, but this is very popular during the Christmas Season. A great place for Sunday Morning as well.

Thank Rambler17
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

While not the formal music of a "high church" service, the choir and congregational worship is just terrific on an every Sunday basis. Depending on your church background, the church size intimidates some people, but I promise the music quality minimizes any such discomfort.

Thank Debra C
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

Fine if you are into huge churches. The pastor is very good and it is televised each week. I feel like I am lost in a crowd there but they do many things for the public and people I know who belong love it. Parking is a painful experience.

Thank icatlady
Savannah, GA
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118 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

We were out of town on a youth group trip and decided to stop for service at this church on Sunday. The church is huge and beautiful! The service is very formal, we're not used to that. They have a big choir and 3 floors of seating. The service was good, the Pastor gave a great message. It was about... More 

Thank Jtthjones
Newberry, South Carolina, United States
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2014 via mobile

Something South Carolina does right - Spectacular live Christmas Pageant! The entire Church congregation plays parts of this event and it is beyond AMAZING! Hallelujah! Christ has risen! Christ will come again! Hosanna in the highest! Amen! God Bless Everyone!

Thank Newberry11
Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

The First Baptist Church in downtown Columbia has evolved into a megachurch with a large congregation and televised services at al. You don’t need to be a worshipper, however, to appreciate its architectural and historic appeals. The National Register/National Historic Landmark building (original construction 1859) features an imposing Greek Revival façade that delights the eye. The church’s role in the... More 

Thank Citallwic
Potomac, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

We were touring the University of South Carolina and decided to attend the Sunday 10:30am worship service. The church is beautiful, with a huge choir, orchestra and live television broadcast. Pastor Wendell Estep was excellent and used the Bible to connect with everyone in the congregation.

Thank rww1794
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

The Sanctuary has been remodeled since my last visit. Fond memories were made in this Church when I was a student nurse @ the SC Baptist Hospital. We had our capping ceremony there, our choir sang there several times and also our Graduation Ceremony took place there. The Sanctuary is worth seeing.

Thank Alvin D
Lake Cowichan
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111 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Very welcoming & friendly. Double Balcony. A place where everyone could feel comfortable. Something for all ages.

Thank Ben Y

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