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What's Hot This March
Posted on February 22, 2017 at 7:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Come out and enjoy the lovely spring weather this month! Read on for a roundup of things to do below and check out our calendar of events for everything else going on all month ...
Your Guide to All Things Green: St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:25PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Blarney! On March 18th, Columbia, SC will become a sea of green for the 35th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And you're in luck, because we have everything you need to know ...
Top 10 Tips for Total Solar Eclipse Weekend in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be in the know and travel on the path to totality in the "Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast," Columbia, SC. The entire region is hosting eclipse-related events throughout the long weekend ...
What's Hot This February
Posted on January 24, 2017 at 11:51AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Short on days, but long on fun, February is jam-packed. Keep reading for our roundup of things to do below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's happening ...
Smell the Roses in Columbia, SC This Valentine's Day
Posted on January 19, 2017 at 12:27PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Columbia has been struck with Cupid's arrow and we have everything you need to know to plan the perfect Valentine's Day.   Posted by Conquest Brewing Co., Inc. on Friday, ...
What's Hot This January
Posted on December 30, 2016 at 8:59AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Happy New Year! Hit the ground running in 2017 with concerts, exhibits, events and more happening all over town this month. Read on for our roundup of things to do below, then check out ...

Historic Columbia

  • 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
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The mission of the Historic Columbia Foundation is to nurture, support and protect the historical and cultural heritage of Columbia and its environs through programs of advocacy, education and preservation.

Organization History
Historic Columbia Foundation was founded in 1961 by a group of preservationists intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House, known today as the Robert Mills House. In 1967 the restored 1823 residence opened to the public as a house museum. Also that year, Historic Columbia Foundation became the steward of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home, which had been operating as a shrine to our nation's 28th president since 1932. Five years later, the organization gained stewardship of the Hampton-Preston Mansion and in 1978, the Mann-Simons Cottage.

Today Historic Columbia manages these four historic house museums and their associated artifacts. A city leader in heritage tourism, Historic Columbia Foundation provides daily house museum tours, walking tours and guided bus tours of Columbia's cultural and historical assets. Additionally, the organization hosts annual programs and events such as the Parlor Lecture Series, the Tour of Homes and Gardens and the Jubilee Festival of Heritage. As an advocate for the preservation of Columbia's built history, Historic Columbia Foundation works closely with city and county officials to ensure proper protection is provided to structures with cultural and historical importance. Regardless of the format, Historic Columbia Foundation's efforts focus on improving the quality of life for residents of Columbia and Richland County and on ensuring that those who visit leave with a positive, lasting impression.

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