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Dark History Tours

Saturday, October 22 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, October 29, 2022


Educator led guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Self-guided tours available throughout the day

Get ready for a special kind of history tour! The State Museum’s is offering a “Dark History Tour” exploring a variety of infamous and legendary tales throughout South Carolina’s history. Discover the true story of Columbia’s catacombs, a series of mysterious tunnels that were built to hide anything from politicians to Confederate gold. Hear stories from Gullah Geechee folklore that are sure to chill you to the bone, and learn about the path General Sherman took during his march through Columbia.

Guests may take an educator led guided tour experience at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (capacity is limited). A self-guided experience is also available with panels at each ‘stop’ and even a few multi media components available through scanning QR codes on your mobile device.

Suitable for ages 12 and up, this tour is sure to complement your museum visit this Halloween!

Tours are included with museum general admission. Health and safety guidelines are in place.

Per City of Columbia Ordinance face coverings are required for ages 5 and above.