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A lovely work

In front of the state capitol is the statue of Wade Hampton, a leader during the civil war. Easy to... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Janice P
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Maryville, Tennessee
Good addition to our day

We walked around the city and knew we had to see the state house. It did impress us even though we... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
ElizzieBelle
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Does “Southern Charm” include racism? Anyone with even a minimal understanding of what this individual stood for should be mortified.

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is a finely made statue on an elevated pedestal located on the south east corner of the Statehouse property. It is easy to locate and there is adequate space nearby to locate a large crane to aid in removing it. I thought it seemed...More

2  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We walked around the city and knew we had to see the state house. It did impress us even though we have seen the pictures! Stopped outside at the statue and took some pictures. Definitely a good add on to your tour of the area.

Thank ElizzieBelle
Reviewed 16 May 2018

The Wade Hampton, III Statue on the State House grounds is my favorite statue, not to mention a great spot for lunch. There is a lot of green space for a picnic near the statue and a few benches around (& near) the statue that...More

Thank AMiller121
Reviewed 15 May 2018

It is a beautiful equestrian statue. But Wade Hamilton was a confederate general, supporter of the terrorist style group "red shirts" and as govenor helped write some of S.C.'s jim crow laws. Why is it on the State House Grounds?

3  Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Wade Hampton played such an important part in South Carolina's History and visiting this statue reminds one of all he did. School children need to be taught true history and should visit this and other monuments honoring our state heroes.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Leaving all politics and personalities aside, as a first time visitor to the State House I had no idea who Wade Hampton was until I googled him later. But based solely on what I saw as statue honoring a military man I have to say...More

Thank JVC4NYC
Reviewed 25 August 2017

With all the political unrest regarding statues, you better go see this one, located on the state house grounds at the rear of the capital building before some fool tears it down.

3  Thank Al B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Gen. Wade Hampton was a Confederate General and later Governor of South Carolina. This is an impressive statue on the Statehouse grounds that is itself a nice place to spend an afternoon. Picnics are permitted on the grounds which is nice. Glad to see that...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 27 June 2017

In front of the state capitol is the statue of Wade Hampton, a leader during the civil war. Easy to see as it in positioned in front of the steps. Can even be seen from your car as you pass by

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Response from Al B | Reviewed this property |
Of course. He was from Edgefield, SC. The Federal building in Columbia was named after him.
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21 August 2017|
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The State of SC erected the statue. Sculpted by Frederick W. Ruckstull, the bronze Wade Hampton statue is 15 feet tall and 17 feet long. Hampton served with honor in the Civil War as commander of the Hampton Legion.He was... More
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