Columbia’s crown jewels: History whispers in the capital city

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SC State House. (Image courtesy of statesymbolsusa.org)

Columbia, South Carolina’s capital, strolls through time with its historic gems.  This Columbia location is the second location of South Carolina’s State House. The South Carolina State House (1865), a Greek Revival beauty, offers panoramic views and whispers tales of the state’s past. For a touch of Southern elegance, explore the 1818 Hampton-Preston Mansion, a meticulously restored plantation house reflecting the antebellum era’s grandeur.  Architecture buffs can delve into the Robert Mills House, a National Historic Landmark showcasing the genius behind the Washington Monument. Columbia’s historic sites, all within 100 words, promise a captivating journey through South Carolina’s rich tapestry.

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