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I like how this monument is in a neighborhood and is a nice surprise if you don't live in this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
Historical, but Really?!

Monument here is very small and in many ways disappointedly lame. Single rock with little to no... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Lexington, South Carolina
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“civil war” (4 reviews)
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“union” (2 reviews)
River Drive, Columbia, SC 29201
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I like how this monument is in a neighborhood and is a nice surprise if you don't live in this area. Even though there's not a lot of explanation, you can feel the history that was made at this place. In Atlanta where I live,...More

Thank kurokitty
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Monument here is very small and in many ways disappointedly lame. Single rock with little to no interpretation. Given the spectre of Sherman still present in Columbia one would think there might actually be a more developed interpretation of what happened and why. But no......More

Thank qayaq
Reviewed 16 April 2017

In fact Columbia, despite its historic role in the Civil War, lacks a cohesive interpretation of its role. We just happened across the cannon ball shots on the Capitol. Just happened to stay at a hotel on the site where Sherman repeatedly stayed. Yet, there...More

Thank josephlwagner
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I'm disappointed in the negative reviews. This local landmark, located in the historic Earlewood neighborhood, is just off of North Main St, just minutes away from downtown. You have to park somewhere along the street, which is not hard to do, and it will take...More

4  Thank Eastwardgypsy
Reviewed 2 May 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...More

1  Thank jeoiwo
Reviewed 12 February 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.

Thank Beth A
Reviewed 10 December 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....

Thank Jody D
Reviewed 1 March 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,...More

3  Thank HistoryBluff3
Reviewed 26 June 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...More

12  Thank Brian H
Reviewed 2 December 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...More

6  Thank JeffSoward
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