Tuesday, December 8th
Tour historic houses and learn how families in Columbia celebrated the holiday season with historic traditions from 18th through the 19th centuries! Timed tickets available.
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Explore the history - local and national - that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in this online version of an exhibit that will be available to view in person when Historic Columbia reopens.
Connect with History
We offer socially distanced outdoor tours weekly -- whether you want to explore the history of HC's historic sites or its gardens.
Historically Ever After
We are currently booking and hosting events in a limited capacity and with additional precautions in place to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. Contact our Rentals Coordinator for more information about hosting an event with Historic Columbia!
“The wedding reception was beautiful! The Seibels House was perfect for both indoor and outdoor spaces. The gardens were a beautiful backdrop for pictures and seating outside. The bride and groom had a great time and had huge smiles on their faces all night!” – Lynn Bradley, mother of the groom at a recent Seibels House wedding
Tuesday, December 1st
12 — 1 p.m.
Join Historic Columbia Director of House Museums Fielding Freed as he highlights the historical differences between Christmas celebrations during the 19th century and today. Using objects from HC’s collections that illustrate topics such as decorations, favorite foods, and the evolution of Santa’s fashion, Freed will give a behind the scenes...
Tuesday, December 8th
12 — 1 p.m.
Most southerners are well acquainted with Camellias due to their tough constitution in nearly all landscape conditions, but you may not know that the genus has both a storied history and an exciting future. Beginning with the Lowcountry in the 18th century, highlighting the nationally renowned Camellia Shows of Columbia...
Saturday, December 12th
10 a.m. — 1 p.m.
1615 Blanding St., Columbia, SC 29201
Tour historic houses and learn how families in Columbia celebrated the holiday season with historic traditions from 18th through the 19th centuries! Children will make holiday crafts that reflect the variety of traditions practiced by residents in Columbia throughout the holiday season. Separate crafts appropriate for young learners ages 2-4...
Thursday, December 17th
5 — 6 p.m.
Fielding Freed, HC’s Director of Historic Houses, and James Quint, HC’s Director of Education, are teaming up to get you in the holiday spirit. Participants will learn about the history of holiday cocktails and other popular holiday beverages.
City of Women Honoree
Henrie Monteith Treadwell
After a summer of threats and at least one bombing attempt, Treadwell and two other courageous students broke the state university’s color line on September 11, 1963. Image courtesy The State Photograph Collection, Richland Library
Latest News from HC
What is your name? Abi Brumbles Snyder How long have you been involved with Palladium? 2 years. Where are you originally from? The big city of Dillon, South Carolina! If you are not from Columbia, what drove you to this city? I came to Columbia to attend USC; I stayed...