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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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