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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 ...
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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 ...

Columbia Time Machine | Civil War Coin Trail

Want to participate in our kickoff event on February 7, 2015? Get event details here.

A special series of geocaches have been placed at 24 historic locations around Columbia. Each one of them played a very significant role in the Civil War, specifically General Sherman's burning of Columbia. There are three categories of locations with eight caches in each. You must find seven out of those eight for each category. The first 300 people to complete seven of eight in each category will get a commemorative trackable geocoin!

So how does it work?

1. Register for a free account at geocaching.com.

2. Download the passport.

3. Visit the sites and get your stamp.

4. Fill out your completed passport with your information and turn in at the Columbia Regional Visitors Center or mail to:

Columbia Regional Visitors Center
Attn: Geocaching Coin Redemption
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Geocaching Contact Information

What are the tour spots on the Columbia Time Machine geocaching trail?

SHELLING OF COLUMBIA
Shelling of the State House
South Carolina State House
Confederate Relic Room
First Baptist Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Columbia Cannon
Palmetto Iron Works
Confederate Printing Plant

HISTORIC HOMES
Robert Mills House
Hampton-Preston Mansion
Mann-Simons Cottage
Siebels House
The Asylum
Lexington County Museum
University of South Carolina
Lorick Plantation

ALONG THE RIVER
Escape of Fort Congaree
Confederate Gold
Fort Congaree
Battle of Congaree Creek
Guignard Brickworks
Surrender Rock
Chessie and Seaboard
Cayce Lock & Dam


Special thanks to the following sponsors for making this trail possible: Columbia Regional Sports Council, The River Alliance, Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber & Visitors Center and Carolina Outdoor Adventures

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