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Arsenal Hill - Self-Guided Walking Tour

  • 1601 Richland Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-252-7742
  • Fax: 803-929-7695
  • Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
  • Visit Website

Named for the military academy established here in 1842, Arsenal Hill rests within the northwest section of Columbia's original two-mile-by-two-mile city limits. As highest point within the capital city's downtown, with impressive vistas to the south and west, Arsenal Hill became a desirable residential area for white elites during the antebellum area and then for middle and working class African Americans during the alter 19th and 20th centuries. Take the self-guided walking tour, provided by The Historic Columbia Foundation, through this beautiful area to see for yourself.

Tour Stops:
1. The Phoenix Fire Company
2. Sidney/Seaboard/Finlay Park
3. Site of USO Club
4. Veterans Administration Building
5. Municipal Waterworks
6. Palmetto Armory and Ironworks
7. Site of Arsenal Academy/South Carolina Governor's Mansion
8. Caldwell-Boylston House
9. Matthew J. Perry Federal Courthouse
10. 2001 Park Street
11. Saint Timothy's Episcopal Church
12. South Carolina Memorial Garden
13. The Lace House
14. Corner Richland and Pulaski Streets
15. Ellington House
16. Shotgun House
17. Richard Samuel Roberts House
18. 1716 Wayne Street
19. Cornwell Tourist Home
20. Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery

For more details stop by the Columbia Regional Visitors Center or the Historic Columbia offices and pick up the full brochure.

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