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Celebrating 60

Sunday, March 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm



Join Historic Columbia for “Celebrating 60,” a community event from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, to mark 60 years of the organization’s historic preservation work and to open the new Boyd Foundation Horticultural Center, a state-of-the-art greenhouse located on the grounds of the Hampton-Preston Mansion. This free event will feature tours of the greenhouse and Hampton-Preston Mansion, gardening talks and special presentations, lawn games, indigo dyeing, and local food trucks.

Owned by Richland County and managed by Historic Columbia, the Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens is a historic site most often associated with the socially and politically influential antebellum planter-class families from which it draws its name. During their time at the urban estate, the property became renowned for its extensive native and exotic plantings that filled most of the four-acre tract on which the main house still stands today.

Celebrating 60 will take place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 at the Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens, located at 1615 Blanding Street. Admission is free!