500 Chris Drive, West Columbia, SC, US, 29169
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University of South Carolina is known for being one of the most reputed universities in the state. Established in 1805, the university is buzzing with various varsity programs, courses as well as extra-curricular activities.
South Carolina State House is the official state capitol building and it houses the South Carolina General Assembly. The adjoining grounds feature many historic statues and monuments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.