Best Landmarks in Columbia, SC

Handpicked Top 3 Landmarks in Columbia, SC. How do we actually find the most highly rated landmark? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

HAMPTON-PRESTON MANSION & GARDENS

1615 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Since 1818

Historical Place, House, Gardens, Educational Institutions, Commercial Space, Collections and Exhibits, Preservation, Guided Tours, Landmark, Architecture Buildings, Historical Building, Collections, Exhibitions, Events, Cultural Activities, Event Rentals, Summer Camps, Group Tours, Weddings, Private Occasions, Gift Shop & Field Trips

The house is of a post-Colonial, Classical Revival style having a broad veranda across the front with Doric columns and a fanlight - Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)

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Mon - Sun : 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

I've known the Hampton-Preston house, it's history & the story of the Hampton -Preston family(s) for 30 years, but had never been to Columbia, so all my knowledge was from books. Because of Hurricane Matthew, I evacuated up to Columbia from my home in Charleston & was finally able to visit this beautiful site. I could have stayed for hours & studied each and every piece of furniture from top to bottom while imagining Mary Chestnut & the Preston ladies walking into the room.
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ROBERT MILLS HOUSE AND GARDENS

1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Since 1823

House, Museum, Landmark, Architecture Buildings, Preservation, Gift Shop, Gardens, Exhibitions, Collections, Special Event, Rentals Facility, Landscape Design, A Mills Design Hallmark, Wedding, Reception, Private Party, Corporate Event, Field Trip, Birthday Party, Guided Tours, Conservation, Meeting Space & Facilities

4-acre (1.6 ha) parcel that occupies an entire city block in central Columbia - Area 4 acres (1.6 ha) - They has been furnished with decorative arts of the early 19th century including American Federal, English Regency and French Empire pieces

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Tue - Sat : 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Sun : 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mon : Closed

I've loved historic houses all my life & spent my professional life working in house museums or historic sites from docent to director. Robert Mills is one of my favorite architects from that period & I've know of this site for 30 years but was never able to visit. WORTH THE WAIT!! I had a fantastic guide and was able to take a bit more time in the rooms ( as this is the stuff that makes my heart pump!) to admire the fine collection.
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MANN-SIMONS SITE

1403 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Since 1875

Landmark, Architecture Buildings, Preservation, Historical Place, Museum, Lunch Counter, Grocery Store, Outhouse and Residences, Collections, Camps, Educational Programs, Youth and Family Programs, Group Tour, Events, Community Outreach, Exhibitions, Workshops, Cultural Activities, Event Rentals & Summer Camp

It is a 1 1/2-story, cottage style frame house on a raised basement - Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)

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Fun and educational look into the history of Columbia, SC. The house is well maintained, and some of the artifacts on display are from local excavations.
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