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The LGBTQ+ Columbia History Initiative documents the often unseen and untold stories of this diverse community through oral histories, archival collections, and historic site interpretation.
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!
Sunday, December 19th: 1 — 4 p.m.
1403 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201
Every third Sunday of the month, residents of Richland and Lexington counties are invited to tour of one of Historic Columbia’s house museums for just $1 on Dollar Sunday! This month, visit the exhibits at the Mann-Simons Site, the home to the same African-American family for nearly 130 years.
Friday, December 31st: 12 — 3 p.m.
1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Guests are invited to see a variety of holiday decorations and experience traditions in both historic homes between Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Dec. 31! Tour guides will provide stories of holidays past in Columbia and discuss how families decorated and entertained during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Tuesday, January 18th: 6 — 7:30 p.m.
TBD, Columbia, SC 29201
The exact address for the Renovation Rodeo will be emailed to all attendees on the Monday before the event. Please make sure to register with your current email address. Palladium members get into Renovation Rodeo for FREE! HC members are $10 and Future Members are $15. The night will feature...