Take a Tour

Take a Tour


Historic Columbia manages four museums located in Columbia's historic district, and our tour guides provide a compelling peek into the past. Tour Our Museums


Historic Columbia's properties are celebrated for their beautiful gardens. Take a stroll in any of our gardens, or join us on one of our monthly guided tours. Upcoming Garden Events


We offer monthly, guided neighborhood tours as well as self-guided walking tours that take 1-2 hours to complete. Upcoming Neighborhood Tours

Self-Guided Neighborhood Tours

All of our Retrace: Connecting Communities Through History tours can be downloaded and printed for reference. Some are also available as interactive, virtual tours accessible from your smartphone or computer.

Group Tours

We’re happy to reserve a time for your group of 10 or more to visit one of our historic houses, take a neighborhood walking tour or take a guided bus tour at your convenience. With so many different tours available, we can tailor our services to your group's interests. Schedule a Tour.

For Schools

We offer school group tours that align with South Carolina academic standards. Learn More or Schedule a Tour.

For Scouts

Our scout tours include lots of hands-on activities like craft projects, grave rubbings and tea parties. Learn More or Schedule a Tour.


We recognize that 19th century architecture poses some accessibility challenges and we are always working to improve access to our homes for all of our visitors. If you or your group have any accessibility concerns, please call 24 hours in advance of your tour so that we may best accommodate your needs. There is a small step to gain access to the Gift Shop where admission must be purchased. With 24 hour advance notice, we can place a ramp at the entrance to allow wheelchair access. Please contact 803.252.1770 ext. 24 for more information about accessibility at any of Historic Columbia's properties. Weekend visitors should contact Historic Columbia during regular weekday business hours to make arrangements for an upcoming visit.