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1615 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC, US, 29201

  • Phone: (803) 771-8711
  • Fax: (803) 252-9347
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Attractions

»Thomas Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home

The Thomas Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home is located at Columbia, South Carolina. It was was of the childhood homes of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States. This house was built in the year 1872 in the cottage style of architecture. The house has got completely in 2013 C.E and it got listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places on February 23, 1972.

1705 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

»First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church is an eloquent and celebrated church structure in Columbia, South Carolina. It was built in 1850s and still stands stern even today. The Church strives and reaches varied neighborhoods through the entire Columbia. Carrying great historic importance, the church has also featured in the National Register of Historic Places.

1324 Marion Street
Columbia, SC 29201

»Washington Street United Methodist Church

Founded in 1872, the Washington Street United Methodist Church is an integral part of the city. Though a historical landmark, it is still intact and continues to serve the community and offer religious services. Check website for details.

1401 Washington Street
Columbia, SC 29201

»Robert Mills House & Garden

Robert Mills House & Garden was the residence of the renowned American architect Robert Mills. A glance at this structure will give you complete idea of his architectural brilliance and his aptitude for raising splendid buildings.

1616 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC 29201

»Hampton-Preston Mansion

Hampton-Preston Mansion is touted as one of the most ancient landmarks of the city. This palatial mansion was home to the influential and elite families, Prestons and Hamptons. The furniture and displays in the house speak volumes about the rich and lavish lifestyles of its past occupants. It showcases collectibles, artifacts, ceramics and other objects that are arranged in chronological order. Temporary exhibits too are based on interesting themes like Victorian Mourning Clothing or Gothic Fashions that take us back to the bygone era. The grounds of this property are available for private events and are one of the most coveted event venues of Columbia. For more details, check website.

1615 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC 29201

»South Carolina State House

South Carolina State House is the official state capitol building and it houses the South Carolina General Assembly. Work on this grand Greek Revival-style building began in 1851, but ran into issues with the architect and construction, so work was halted for some years. After a redesign, construction was once again stopped during the Civil War, even suffering some damage from General Sherman's cannons. Construction was only finally being completed in 1907, more than 50 years after its initial conception. The state house grounds today are home to several monuments including one honoring the history of African-Americans and one paying tribute to those who lost their lives as a part of the Confederate Army.

1200 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

»Mann-Simons Cottage

Mann-Simons Cottage is one of the important landmarks in town. Now a museum, the tour takes you through the entire house and adjoining gardens; check out the collection, furniture and other artifacts from the nineteenth century.

1403 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201

»Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Built in 1931, the Ebenezer Lutheran Church is a chapel that aims to spread the message of Lord and nurture faith in one and all. This church accommodates everyone sans any barriers or hassles. It has various classes and groups that cater to the requirements and issues of people from diverse age-groups. Apart from the regular church services and religious festivals, Ebenezer Lutheran Church also hosts choir concerts, group picnics, friendly luncheons and similar events on a regular basis. For more details, call ahead.

1301 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201

»University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina is known for being one of the most reputed universities in the state. Founded in 1801, what was then known as South Carolina College was established by the governor of South Carolina to bring harmony and unity between the backcountry and lowcountry. The students of South Carolina College and the college itself was important to the Confederacy in the antebellum period as many of them were prominent in the movement to secede from the Union. During the Civil War, the university suffered from low enrollment due to the war, and after the Union prevailed the school changed its name to the University of South Carolina. Today, the university is well known for its athletics programs as well as business programs and in the medical field. 

728 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29201

»Modjeska Monteith Simkins House

This beautiful structure is a historic residential building located in downtown Columbia. It was built between 1890–1900 and has a mixture of architectural styles. The house belonged to Modjeska Monteith Simkins, who played a crucial role in the Civil Rights Movement. She stayed here from the 1930's untill her death. The house does not have any tours that could let you peep into the activists's life, but it available for visits and group meetings. A reservation has to be done prior to your visit.

2025 Marion Street
Columbia, SC 29201

»The Governor's Mansion

Located across the Richland Street is the important landmark namely Governor's Mansion. Also known as Executive Mansion, it was the official residence of South Carolina's Governor. Today, you can avail the tours that take you through various sections of the house.

800 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201

»Gervais Street Bridge

In today's age of technology, building huge structures and bridges is routine, however back then it was a rare thing. The Gervais Street Bridge is one such landmark that is an integral part of Columbia's history. It took two years to build this bridge and was touted to be one of the widest freeway across the state. Designed by Joseph W. Barnwell of Charleston, it was built across the Congaree River. Apart from transportation, it was popular owing to its decorative design that included lamp posts, vine pattern and a acanthus leaf design. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the bridge transforms in to a beautiful sight in the evening, owing to the river back drop against sunset.

Gervais Street Bridge
Columbia, SC 29203
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