I did not visit the inside of this mansion, but the grounds outside are absolutely beautiful and worth taking a stroll around. They are still expanding the gardens, so part of it is just open lawn, but part is a formal garden, and part is...更多
I've known the Hampton-Preston house, it's history & the story of the Hampton -Preston family(s) for 30 years, but had never been to Columbia, so all my knowledge was from books. Because of Hurricane Matthew, I evacuated up to Columbia from my home in Charleston...更多
If there is only one Southern mansion you ever visit I recommend this one as a model of the urban type. The History of the Prestons will attract the history buff as well as the romantic.
I recommend Mary Boykin Chestnut's Civil War diary as...更多
The guide from Historic Columbia did a wonderful job with the historical information and presentation. The gardens are beautiful. The magnolias were still in bloom as were the day lilies and other flowers. The preservation work is ongoing in the gardens which will be even...更多
I recommend a stop at this historic mansion if you are passing through Columbia. The guide was friendly and knowledgable and she made the visit very interesting. I learned more about the local area and the city's involvement in the Civil War. Very good stop.
This was a casual walking tour and they take you inside the houses. It is also connected with the Robert Mills House and Gardens tour. Good for a nice day to walk outdoors. We were lucky to do so as most of the trip it...更多