Sleep Inn Near Ft. Jackson
200 East Exchange Blvd
Columbia, SC 29209
Phone: (803) 776-6263
Fax: (803) 776-7662
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia or the UUCC is more of a spiritual center. Its aim is to support each other in spiritual endeavors and treat everyone equally. The UUCC offers diverse programs for people from different backgrounds and age groups pertaining to religion and related topics. It hosts lecture, sermons, workshops, educational programs, community events, concerts and similar events on a regular basis. It also has an event hall available for social functions like weddings ans baptism. Call for more details.
One of the installations of the U.S military, Fort Jackson is an active fortification of the army that also acts as a training center. Built in 1917, this fort has been active and has served the military through both the World Wars, and continues to be a much used facility. The fort is also home to the Chaplain Corps Museum. See the website to know more.
Since 1994, Carolina Carriages, a family owned and operated horse carriage service, has been adding romance and elegance to weddings and other special occasions throughout the greater Columbia area. A ride in one of their horse drawn carriages provides more than just transportation; it creates a lasting memory. Weddings are their specialty and they would love to add a touch of southern elegance to your special day. In addition to weddings, their carriages also offer a unique way to celebrate other special events. Planning a special evening? Enjoy a romantic evening carriage ride in downtown Columbia.
University of South Carolina is known for being one of the most reputed universities in the state. Founded in 1801, what was then known as South Carolina College was established by the governor of South Carolina to bring harmony and unity between the backcountry and lowcountry. The students of South Carolina College and the college itself was important to the Confederacy in the antebellum period as many of them were prominent in the movement to secede from the Union. During the Civil War, the university suffered from low enrollment due to the war, and after the Union prevailed the school changed its name to the University of South Carolina. Today, the university is well known for its athletics programs as well as business programs and in the medical field.
The first free-standing academic library building in the United States, completed in 1840, the South Caroliniana Library served as the main library of the University of South Carolina until 1940. Today it holds a great inventory of published and unpublished South Carolina-related material, including books, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, serials, maps, audio recordings, and visual images.
The Thomas Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home is located at Columbia, South Carolina. It was was of the childhood homes of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States. This house was built in the year 1872 in the cottage style of architecture. The house has got completely in 2013 C.E and it got listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places on February 23, 1972.
The First Presbyterian Church is an eloquent and celebrated church structure in Columbia, South Carolina. It was built in 1850s and still stands stern even today. The Church strives and reaches varied neighborhoods through the entire Columbia. Carrying great historic importance, the church has also featured in the National Register of Historic Places.
South Carolina State House is the official state capitol building and it houses the South Carolina General Assembly. Work on this grand Greek Revival-style building began in 1851, but ran into issues with the architect and construction, so work was halted for some years. After a redesign, construction was once again stopped during the Civil War, even suffering some damage from General Sherman's cannons. Construction was only finally being completed in 1907, more than 50 years after its initial conception. The state house grounds today are home to several monuments including one honoring the history of African-Americans and one paying tribute to those who lost their lives as a part of the Confederate Army.
Founded in 1872, the Washington Street United Methodist Church is an integral part of the city. Though a historical landmark, it is still intact and continues to serve the community and offer religious services. Check website for details.
Robert Mills House & Garden was the residence of the renowned American architect Robert Mills. A glance at this structure will give you complete idea of his architectural brilliance and his aptitude for raising splendid buildings.
Hampton-Preston Mansion is touted as one of the most ancient landmarks of the city. This palatial mansion was home to the influential and elite families, Prestons and Hamptons. The furniture and displays in the house speak volumes about the rich and lavish lifestyles of its past occupants. It showcases collectibles, artifacts, ceramics and other objects that are arranged in chronological order. Temporary exhibits too are based on interesting themes like Victorian Mourning Clothing or Gothic Fashions that take us back to the bygone era. The grounds of this property are available for private events and are one of the most coveted event venues of Columbia. For more details, check website.
The original campus of the University of South Carolina, this four block area contains ten historic buildings that provide a wonderful glimpse of early 19th century architecture. All of the buildings have been restored to their original Antebellum appearance and are now used to house classrooms, living quarters, and faculty offices.