New Volunteer Orientation

Become an Interpretive Guide for HC!

Do you love learning about the history of Columbia and Richland County?  Have you been looking for a way to become more involved with local preservation efforts?  Do you love sharing your passion for history with others?  If so, join us at Historic Columbia by becoming an Interpretive Guide!

Our Interpretive Guides lead a range of diverse tours, including our four house museums, The Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion, The Mann-Simons Site and the Woodrow Wilson Family Home; walking tours of over a dozen neighborhoods across the city, tours of Elmwood Cemetery and more.  Guides get to learn the detailed history of these sites, attend content focused training and work with Historic Columbia staff to enrich their understanding of local and regional history.  

If this piques your historical interests, please join us at our next Volunteer Orientation, Monday, September 18th from 10:00am to 12:30pm at the Seibels House, 1601 Richland Street.  Please contact Betsy Kleinfelder, Visitor and Interpretive Services Coordinator for further information.  

As a volunteer for Historic Columbia, you will:

  • Receive a 15% discount on purchases at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills.
  • Enjoy complimentary admission to our historic house museums for yourself and members of your immediate family.
  • Attend special Historic Columbia functions for free or at reduced rates.
  • Receive a free subscription to Historically Speaking, Historic Columbia’s quarterly newsletter.
  • Tour and visit other historic sites during monthly volunteer meetings and presentations.
  • Plus, make new friends and share experiences with others who have similar passions!

Click  HERE  to download our volunteer application, or click the "Buy Tickets" button on this page to register.