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Saturday, August 19th
10 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Last Chance! Behind-the-Scenes Tour at The Babcock
The Babcock Building : 2110 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Join Historic Columbia and Clachan Properties in touring the recently completed center section of The Babcock, originally designed by architect Samuel Sloan. Participants will learn about the people who lived here, both as patients and as medical professionals, and how they interacted within specific spaces, including the historic chapel.
Please note this will be the last behind-the-scenes tour of The Babcock hosted by Historic Columbia.
Tours will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2023, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Each tour lasts one hour, and participants will have a chance to walk through the other wings of the building following the conclusion of the tour.
ALL TOURS ARE SOLD OUT AS OF JULY 24, 2023.
No refunds are available once the day of the tour has arrived. If you miss your scheduled tour time, we cannot guarantee a space on another tour.
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.