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Robert Mills House & Gardens

1616 Blanding St, Columbia, SC 29201-3440
+1 803-252-7742
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This was a guided tour of the property. The guide was well informed and the tour took us through... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2016
Chapin, South Carolina
A surprise for the wife.

I took my here for candle light tour. The guides did great job. The downstairs was more... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2015
South Carolina
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One of only five National Historic Landmarks within Columbia, the Robert Mills House exemplifies the skill of the first architect born and trained within the United States who designed some of the nation's most prominent buildings, including the Washington Monument. Today, the structure stands as a testament of its designer's architectural ability and the preservation efforts of generations of Columbians. --- Historic Columbia is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Columbia and Richland County's historic and cultural heritage.
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1616 Blanding St, Columbia, SC 29201-3440
+1 803-252-7742
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

This was a guided tour of the property. The guide was well informed and the tour took us through the home and around the outside of the property.

Thank oconnorlori
Reviewed 20 December 2015

I took my here for candle light tour. The guides did great job. The downstairs was more interesting. To see family dining room and the pantry and preparation rooms was worth the visit.

1  Thank rkilgo
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Our guide gave us lots of information as we explored the home. The house was very interesting, but I could have done with less talking by the guide.

Thank foodie1945
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

We visited on an unusually warm December day. The grounds are very nice, well tended, and very colorful. We were surprised at the number of plants still in bloom. Enjoyed our walk in the gardens and subsequent tour of the Woodrow Wilson home.

1  Thank Walmack
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We went on a rainy day, but the tour was excellent and the tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable. The stories told about the house, each room and various furnishings were fantastic. Definitely worth a stop when you are in Columbia.

Thank Vicki802
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Enjoyed the tour of the home - loads of architectural details and a fascinating story. Be careful with this one though - the tours are rotated with 2 other historic homes so check before you go. Also ask about discounts - they have a senior...More

2  Thank shirl96
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Our guide was a young woman getting her Masters in Museum Science and was Very enthusiastic. Even though it was off-season, the historic gardens were impressive

1  Thank Gerald E
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Beautiful house, well furnished. Very energetic and knowledgeable guide. Great information about the era. The only drawback was that the tour started late. Otherwise, it was excellent.

3  Thank SouthernBelle47
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Preserved by Historic Columbia Foundation-it is the one of the many historic homes in Columbia. From the office you can brain directions to the other Historic Landmarks in Columbia.

1  Thank Gordon993
Reviewed 20 February 2015

The Robert Mills House is a beautiful historic home and taking a tour is a great way to spend an afternoon in Columbia! Tours are informative and engaging with lots of interesting antiques to view. The grounds around the house are also lovely.

2  Thank Jennifer T
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24 March 2015|
Response from Carrie P | Property representative |
The Robert Mills House is open for tours Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 3 pm and on Sundays 1 pm to 4 pm. Tours begin on the hour, and admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students and $5 for youth. Military, senior and AAA... More