Columbia

Columbia

Columbia

Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, was built along the Congaree River. One of the first planned cities in the U.S., it was originally laid out in a square.

Columbia became a town in 1805 and a city in 1854.

During the Civil War, Columbia was burned as General Sherman’s Union Army took the city. Columbia was rebuilt during the Reconstruction period.


Where to visit:

The McKissick Museum
(University of South Carolina)
http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/mckissick_museum/i
ndex.php/
Free
Address:
Bull and Pendleton Streets
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803-777-7251
Challenger Learning Center for Space Science Education
http://thechallengercenter.net/
Admission Fee

Address:
2600-A Barhamville Road
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-929-3951
Columbia Museum of Art
Admission Fee
https://www.columbiamuseum.org/
EdVenture
Admission Fee
http://www.edventure.org
Fort Jackson Museum
http://jackson.armylive.dodlive.mil/post/museum/
Free
Address:
Bldg. 4442 Jackson Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29207
Phone: 803-751-7419
Historic Columbia
Explore Columbia's historical houses.
Admission Fee
https://www.historiccolumbia.org/
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Admission Fee
https://www.riverbanks.org/
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Museum
Free
https://www.crr.sc.gov/
South Carolina Archives & History Center
Free
http://scdah.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx
The South Carolina Governor’s Mansion
Free
http://www.scgovernorsmansion.org
South Carolina State Fair
Usually held in October
Admission Fee
https://www.scstatefair.org/
South Carolina State Museum
Admission Fee
http://www.museum.state.sc.us

Read more about it:

Lucas, B.L., & Wiley, B.I., (2000). Sherman and the burning of Columbia. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.
Moore, J. H., (1992). Columbia and Richland county: A South Carolina community, 1740-1990. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.
Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau
https://www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/

Last Modified: Monday November 20, 2017 12:00 PM