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Robert Mills House & Gardens

1616 Blanding St, Columbia, SC 29201-3440
+1 803-252-7742
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Nice house!

We enjoyed a guided tour of the house and learned a lot from our guides. Pretty grounds and well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BillBHS1967
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Beaver, Pa
Nice

Our guide, Abigale, was charming and delightful. Made the house come alive but didn't make it into... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
cordyroy
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Naples, Florida
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed a guided tour of the house and learned a lot from our guides. Pretty grounds and well kept. Would do the tour again.

Thank BillBHS1967
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Our guide, Abigale, was charming and delightful. Made the house come alive but didn't make it into a pseude religious experience. Interesting interior furnishings.

Thank cordyroy
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This is a lovely historic home that has been restored to what it would have been like as a family home in the 1820s. Since the original family only lived there a short time and the house was used by various religious educational institutions, most...More

Thank MaryAD24
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Started my day trip in Columbia by touring the Robert Mills House, named for its designer. Robert Mills was the first Federal Architect and designed many buildings including the Washington Monument. He practiced symmetry in his design of the house and gardens which occupied the...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

A must see tour if you are visiting Columbia, SC. Take the guided tour if possible to hear the history behind this amazing house.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is right off main street, about three blocks. Excellent gift shop with books on local history. Take the tour and learn about the old south.

1  Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We came here as part of the city's Civil War geocaching tour. I was impressed by the grounds, the nice gate and the large hedges leading out to the grounds. At the time people were breaking down an event like a wedding and we walked...More

Thank kurokitty
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The house and grounds were built by the architect who built the Washington Monument. From the outside if feels the same as the square brick mansions close by but when you go in it captivates you with rounded arches and rooms. A real gem. My...More

1  Thank LissysZoo
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Nice tour, v.nice period furniture. Super chandeliers, novel construction details. One of 4 houses to tour

Thank travelroc12
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had a very informative guide and the home is beautiful. They have a wonderful Museum store there with very unique items. We loved chatting with the store employees while waiting to tour the next home.

Thank Roger P
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kcdog
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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
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