“At its most basic, preservation is about protecting places that matter to each of us. We want our children to know these places. We want them to stand as beacons for us and for those who come after us—to tell our stories, and the stories of our communities and our lives.”
— Stephanie K. Meeks
If you look around, you’ll see Historic Columbia’s advocacy work everywhere—from the Bull Street development to the new Palmetto Compress building…and we’ve got big plans to save even more historic properties from demolition, but we need the help of people like you to make it happen.Join Today
Your membership helps us create entertaining historical programming that brings people from diverse age groups and backgrounds together. Our educational programs help explain the connections between our past and present, using history as a prism for a deeper understanding.Join Today
As a member, you’ll get discounted admission and early access to our most popular events. Joining Historic Columbia is a great way to “plug in” to the city’s professional network and get involved in your community.Join Today
Connect with History
We offer historic house tours six days a week, garden tours for groups, off-site walking and bus tours and self-guided neighborhood web-based tours.Take a Tour
Historically Ever After
Let your special day be one for the history books at any of our beautiful rental properties.Rent a Venue
Saturday, September 22nd
11 a.m. — 6 p.m.
1403 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Join Historic Columbia at Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Now in its 40th year, this free outdoor festival brings musician, artisans, dancers and storytellers together to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site.
Monday, September 24th
10 a.m. — 1 p.m.
1601 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Learn more about Historic Columbia’s volunteer program by attending New Volunteer Orientation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, September 24. This session will include an overview of the history and mission of the organization, detailed information on the training process and available volunteer positions.
Tuesday, September 25th
11 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.
1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Bring your appetite and join Historic Columbia for Food Trucks in the Gardens! Mary's Arepas and Scoopy Doo will be stationed outside the Robert Mills House on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tables and chairs will be set up throughout the gardens - making this the...
Holiday Greenery Sale
Order high-quality greenery, poinsettias, gifts and more from the 2018 Holiday Greenery Sale. Orders can be placed through Friday, Oct. 26 and picked up on Thursday, Nov. 26.
Latest News from HC
On Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, Historic Columbia was presented with the Preservation Service Award at the South Carolina Historic Preservation Awards ceremony for the re-interpretation of the Mann-Simons Site leading up to 2016. The Preservation Service Awards recognize projects and activities that make exemplary contributions to the advancement of historic...