Celebrate the season with Historic Columbia and enjoy traditions of the past, and special events sure to make your holidays historic!
Holiday House Tours
Nov. 15 - Dec. 30
Guests are invited to see a variety of holiday decorations and experience past traditions at the Robert Mills House and the Hampton-Preston Mansion between Wednesday, November 15 and Saturday, December 30. Tour guides will provide stories of holidays past in Columbia and discuss how families decorated and entertained during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Tours will be offered Wednesday – Saturday at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9
Visit the decorated, candlelit halls of the Hampton-Preston Mansion and the Robert Mills House during our annual Candlelight Tours! Enjoy live music, entertainment, children’s activities, a Holiday Vendor Market, and hot chocolate while celebrating the holidays with Historic Columbia. Tickets will not be on sale at the door, so get yours today!
Visit the Gift Shop
at Robert Mills
Nestled in the shadow of the Robert Mills House, Historic Columbia's Gift Shop has something for everyone, from local gifts and food products to home décor and more. Give the gift of HC membership or unique Columbia goods. The Gift Shop is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Watch this video from 2019 to learn more about our Holiday House Tours!