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Saturday, February 12th
9 a.m. — 3 p.m.
BullStreet District History Tours
The BullStreet District : 2139 Elmwood Avenue, Columbia, SC 29201
Join us as we explore the past, present and future of the former Department of Mental Health campus for an exclusive tour of the BullStreet District.
Once a city within a city, Columbia's BullStreet District offers an exciting blend of historic landmark buildings and modern amenities.
Historic properties discussed on the tour include the Babcock building and other recently restored buildings on campus.
Tours will take place on Saturday, February 12 and will be offered every half hour starting at 9 a.m. and ending with the last tour at 3 p.m. Each tour lasts one hour. Tickets are available for $35 exclusively to Historic Columbia members through January 31. Tickets for the general public will launch on February 1 for $50 each. These tours are expected to sell out quickly and there will not be room for walk-ups, so hurry and reserve your spot today!
Please note: Due to safety concerns, some of the stops on this tour will only be accessible on the exterior.
In Partnership with
Bull Street Campus
The former main campus of the South Carolina State Hospital features an important collection of interrelated buildings that provide insight into the lives of men, women, and children dealing with mental illness – either as patients, caretakers, or family members – from the early 19th century through the end of the 20th century. Their stories and the retention of historically significant buildings have driven Historic Columbia’s preservation advocacy efforts throughout the site’s redevelopment as The BullStreet District, which began in 2015.