Explore the native and exotic with Historic Columbia's Director of Grounds, Keith Mearns, as he offers insight into the varied and beautiful gardens at the Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Site. Each encompassing a full city block, the development of the gardens at these sites is guided by collections policies formulated to maximize their interpretive […]
Join us for our sixth annual Historic Water Balloon Battle from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13. Using water balloons, guests will break into teams to learn about military tactics through history and battle on the grounds of the Robert Mills House & Gardens. Before and during the battle, enjoy drinks and food from Doggy […]
Join Historic Columbia at Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18. Now in its 43rd year, this free festival brings musicians, artisans, and storytellers together to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site. Jubilee is a celebration everyone can enjoy and […]
Make plans to join the Historic Columbia's Palladium Group for the 17th annual Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ Guests will enjoy live music, local BBQ, specialty drinks and a variety of exciting auction items on the grounds of the Hampton-Preston Mansion. All proceeds will benefit the educational programs and initiatives of Historic Columbia.