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Memorial Park

  • 700 Hampton Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-545-3100
  • Visit Website

Memorial Park is located at the corner of Gadsden and Hampton streets in downtown Columbia. Memorial Park is dedicated to the memory of those who have fought and died in service to their country. With winding paths, benches and flowering bushes, this seven-acre park has become a popular place to spend an afternoon. The Vietnam Memorial Monument features two freestanding granite walls inscribed with the names of South Carolinians killed or lost in action in Vietnam.

The property is bordered by Hampton, Gadsden, Washington and Wayne Streets and is one block south of Finlay Park.  It was created to serve as a memorial to those who served their country. It presently has monuments honoring the USS Columbia warship and those that served with her during WWII; the China-Burma-India Theater Veterans of WWII; casualties of the Pearl Harbor attack of December 7, 1941, who were from South Carolina; and the State Vietnam War Veterans.

The park was dedicated in November 1986 along with the unveiling of the South Carolina Vietnam Monument. It is the largest monument of its type outside of Washington, D.C., stands here as a memorial to 980 South Carolinians who died in Vietnam. Plans are ongoing for the future development of the Korean War Memorial as funds are raised.

The park has a water fountain next to the Vietnam Memorial. There is a creek running through the park with a small bridge over it and lots of birds for the kids to chase.

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