Visit Historic Columbia
Visiting Historic Columbia
Historic Columbia's gardens are open with additional safety measures to protect visitors. Use this page as a resource to check garden hours, review safety requirements, and check future updates about HC's reopening plans.
Located in the heart of the Robert Mills Historic District in downtown Columbia, Historic Columbia's gardens offer 14 acres of striking landscape featuring heirloom plantings inspired from the past two centuries. The gardens are free and open to the public for guests to enjoy both nature and history in one visit.
Before You Visit
Disclaimer: While Historic Columbia has added additional safety measures and requires those visiting its gardens to observe social distancing, any person visiting a public space increases their potential risk of exposure to COVID-19. By visiting Historic Columbia’s gardens, you voluntarily assume these risks. Please be smart and visit our properties in compliance with our guidelines.
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page to understand guidelines and requirements for your visit.
Explore History and Nature in One Visit
Explore a garden modeled after 19th century English design or the grounds of popular gardens in 19th century Southeastern United States. Historic Columbia's gardens combine beautiful horticultural design with heirloom and native cultivars and plants to maintain historic integrity and benefit the environment.
Socially Distanced Tours to Discover Columbia's Past
Historic Columbia now offers guided outdoor tours of Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion, and gardens. Capacity is limited so sign up today!
Socially Distanced Events
In Person and Virtual Opportunities
Whether you feel open to an outdoor and socially distanced event or are keeping things virtual, HC has an event for you to participate in!