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What's Hot This December
Posted on November 22, 2016 at 7:03AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Holiday celebrations, special events around town and a number of museum exhibits are all in store for December. Check out our roundup of things to do below, then take a look at ...
What's Hot This Holiday Season: Your Guide to Columbia, SC Festivities
Posted on November 2, 2016 at 9:12AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get ready to give thanks, gather with family and friends and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is officially upon us and we have everything you need to know about ...
What's Hot This Halloweekend: Tricks, Treats and Terrors
Posted on October 28, 2016 at 6:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Halloween is here, so gather up some ghosts and goblins and get witchy this weekend at a number of events and activities going on around town! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Walk for Life, Bridge Dinner and Halloween Fun
Posted on October 21, 2016 at 7:39AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Gear up for an action-packed weekend full of events, concerts, food and more! Continue reading for our roundup below, then look through our calendar of events for everything that's going ...
What's Hot This Weekend: SC State Fair, Restaurant Week and Oktoberfests
Posted on October 14, 2016 at 6:18AM by Dayna Cantelmi
What do funnel cakes, frights and flying monkeys have in common? You can experience all of these and more this weekend! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Festivals, Oz and Gamecock Football
Posted on September 28, 2016 at 7:18AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Autumn is in the air and a weekend full of fun events and activities are in store! Continue reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for all that's going on in ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Okra, Fall Festivals and Country Music
Posted on September 23, 2016 at 6:04AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Summer may be over, but there's still a ton of things to do this weekend! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's happening in Columbia, ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Jubilee, Greek Festival and Gamecock Football
Posted on September 16, 2016 at 7:11AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Football, festivals and fitness, oh my! This weekend has all the fixin's to get you ready for fall. Continue reading for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Maroon 5, Roller Derby and Festivals
Posted on September 9, 2016 at 6:23AM by Dayna Cantelmi
September is moving full steam ahead with a jam-packed schedule of events this weekend. Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's ...

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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