“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
Tuesday, May 22nd
6:00pm to 7:00pm
1601 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Join Alice Elizabeth Malavasic for a talk on her book about Senator Andrew Pickens Butler and one of the most destructive pieces of legislation in United States history. The talk will be followed by a book signing and reception.
Saturday, June 2nd
2:00pm to 3:30pm
800 Abelia Road, Columbia, SC 29205
Columbia’s Heathwood neighborhood derives its name from Moses Chappell Heath, who established this community east of the city in the early 20th century. Today, successive generations of original families remain in this tight-knit community of architecturally distinct residences with mature landscapes.
Gift Shop at Robert Mills
You can now find the beautiful plants you love from our properties for sale at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills! Click the button below to see a full list of plants available for purchase.
2018 Preservation Award Winners
We're excited to announce the recipients of our 2018 Preservation Awards . Each May, in conjunction with National Preservation Month, we present these awards to celebrate the accomplishments of local property owners; professionals in the fields of architecture, construction and design; and leaders who champion preservation as an opportunity to...