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The Big AppleDistance From Columbia Metropolitan Airport: 7.6mi
1000 Hampton St., Columbia SC 29201
Originally built as a synagogue in 1916, the building was vacated in 1935 and eventually housed The Big Apple Night Club. It is believed that the “Big Apple” dance craze of the 1930s began here. Today, the renovated building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Governor’s GreenDistance From Columbia Metropolitan Airport: 8.2mi
800 Richland St., Columbia SC 29201
A nine acre complex consisting of the Governor’s Mansion, built in 1855; the Lace House, built in 1854; and the Caldwell-Boylston House, built in 1830. Gift shop open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Lexington’s Old Mill
Lexington’s Old Mill Distance From Columbia Metropolitan Airport: 7.7mi
Hwy. 1, Lexington SC 29072
One of the great “silent” historical landmarks of the Midlands. Completed in 1891, the mill produced ticking for mattresses. The mill also produced the red cotton material for the prison uniforms for the California State Prison System. Falling victim to the Great Depression, the mill closed its operations until 1934. Now this “Old Mill” landmark in Lexington is the home of The Patchwork Players, a nationally known dance theater group which performs throughout the year.
Millwood Ruins Distance From Columbia Metropolitan Airport: 14.3mi
Garner’s Ferry Rd., Columbia SC 29209
Graceful columns are all that remain of Millwood, the ante-bellum home of South Carolina governor and Confederate General Wade Hampton III. Millwood consisted of 13,000 acres, private race tracks and a large house before being destroyed by fire during Sherman’s raid on Columbia in 1865.
Palmetto Armory Distance From Columbia Metropolitan Airport: 12mi
1802 Lincoln St., Columbia SC 29201
The armory produced large supplies of arms issued to Confederate troops during the Civil War. Muskets, rifles and pistols bore the palmetto tree insignia.
South Carolina Department of Archives & History CenterDistance From Columbia Metropolitan Airport: 19.6mi
8301 Parklane Rd.
Columbia SC 29223
The repository for the concurrent government records of South Carolina beginning in 1671 makes the state’s historical records available to the public for genealogical and other historical research.
South Carolina’s Governor’s Mansion
South Carolina’s Governor’s MansionDistance From Columbia Metropolitan Airport: 8.2mi
800 Richland St., Columbia SC 29201
Built in 1855 as a residence for the officers of the Arsenal Military Academy, the Governor’s Mansion has served as home of the governor since 1868. Also located on the grounds are the Lace House, ca. 1855, and the Caldwell-Boylston House, ca. 1830. Tours by appointment.
South Carolina State House Distance From Columbia Metropolitan Airport: 8.1mi
PO Box 142, Columbia SC 29202
(Main St. at Gervais St.)
The State House is one of Columbia’s and South Carolina’s most historic buildings. Construction of the State House began in 1855 and withstood Sherman’s march on Columbia in 1865. Today, six bronze stars mark the impact of shells from Union cannons. The building was completed in 1907 and a major restoration was completed in 1998.
Taylor Burial GroundDistance From Columbia Metropolitan Airport: 12.7mi
1700 Block of Richland St., Columbia SC 29201
Buried here are members of Columbia’s first family, Thomas Taylor, his descendants and slaves. Taylor provided the land for Columbia in 1786 from his sprawling plantation.
The Supreme Court of South CarolinaDistance From Columbia Metropolitan Airport: 7.4mi
1231 Gervais St., Columbia SC 29201
Guided 20-minute tours appropriate for seventh grade and above by appointment only; visits without tour possible on short notice. Tour includes the large courtroom downstairs where the Seal of the Supreme Court is displayed, the smaller courtroom upstairs and the library.