House Tours

House Tours

Historic Columbia’s historic house museum tours offer a peek into the past! Tour the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston MansionMann-Simons Site or Woodrow Wilson Family Home to learn more about Columbia's history.

During the holidays, our house museums are decorated and offer a glimpse into the lives of holiday celebrations in 19th and early 20th century Columbia. Enjoy the greenery and decorative faux food throughout each house while guides provide stories of holidays past. For more information, please see our Annual Events page.

Hours of Operation

Purchase tour admission at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills, located at 1616 Blanding Street. All tours begin at the Gift Shop. Houses closed Mondays and major holidays.

Gift Shop and Gardens hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm

Tour Times

Tuesday - Saturday:

10 am Robert Mills House Mann-Simons Site
11:30 am Hampton-Preston Mansion Woodrow Wilson Family Home
1 pm Robert Mills House Mann-Simons Site
2:30 pm Hampton-Preston Mansion Woodrow Wilson Family Home


1 pm Robert Mills House Mann-Simons Site
2:30 pm Hampton-Preston Mansion Woodrow Wilson Family Home
4 pm Robert Mills House Mann-Simons Site

Please note: All tour times and locations are subject to change.

*The Robert Mills House will be closed for tours on February 22-23 during the filming of a SC Film Grant award winning film project.


Tour One House Tour Two Houses Tour Three Houses Tour All Four Houses
Adults $8 $15 $22 $28
Active Duty Military $6 $11 $16 $20
AAA Adult $6 $11 $16 $20
Student $6 $11 $16 $20
Senior (65+) $6 $11 $16 $20
Youth (6-17) $5 $9 $13 $16
AAA Youth $4 $7 $10 $12
HC Members Free Free Free Free
Ages 5 and under Free Free Free Free

Coming in from out of town? You can go ahead and purchase your admission in advance via the Columbia CVB!


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.