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Sunday, August 13th
1 — 2:30 p.m.
Arsenal Hill Walking Tour
Tour begins at Arsenal Hill Community Center : 1800 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Join Historic Columbia on the second Sunday of August for a stroll through the Arsenal Hill neighborhood, located at the highest elevation within downtown. Named for the military academy established here in 1842, Arsenal Hill became a desirable residential area for white elites during the antebellum era and then for middle- and working-class Black residents during the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Participants will learn how these residences, combined with spiritual, educational, and governmental institutions, resulted in an eclectic mix of architecture as well as dynamic community histories. The tour will last approximately 75 minutes and begin and end at Arsenal Hill Community Center.