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Robert Mills House & Gardens

1616 Blanding St, Columbia, SC 29201-3440
+1 803-252-7742
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Only historic house in columbia with furniture

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

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Lakeland, Florida
A beautiful example of southern living in historical times

We had a very informative guide and the home is beautiful. They have a wonderful Museum store... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Roger P
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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 21 August 2017

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

Thank travelroc12
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
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I did the tour of this house, and it was very well done. I was the only person on the tour, and so the tour guide was able to chat with me more so than usual. The house is unusual for a house of its...More

Thank kickie10
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I've loved historic houses all my life & spent my professional life working in house museums or historic sites from docent to director. Robert Mills is one of my favorite architects from that period & I've know of this site for 30 years but was...More

1  Thank yankeegenes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The history behind the "Robert Mills" house is extremely interesting and it's somewhat deceiving. If you are visiting Columbia,SC or if you live in Columbia, SC you've got to get some of this random history. It's kinda of odd that a old mansion would be...More

4  Thank Gaineya
Reviewed 26 July 2016

So very historical, everyone will love this. I discovered so many historical facts after the tour. The young lady was so knowledgeable about the Mills house. I would highly recommend a visit if you are ever in the area.

Thank cassandraellis
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The Historic Columbia tour guide made the visit very interesting. She was knowledgeable and presented many facts and historic points. The house and grounds have been through many changes and has had various uses. It is terrific that the house has been preserved and that...More

1  Thank sgcb2016
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We chose to take a Sunday afternoon tour for $1 with Historical Columbia. We had arrived early enough to walk around the grounds at the RMH and take in the gardens, and I'm glad we did. Our tour took us to the Hampton=Preston property across...More

Thank Stacie B
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful location. Did not take a tour of the home, but the property and gardens are amazingly beautiful and well kept.

Thank AThousandWords
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Nice grounds, house and gift shop in the heart of downtown Columbia that is worth a pitstop. I was there on a cloudy Saturday midday and the property appears to be in a work in progress needing more funding, but the vast majority of it...More

Thank chicago90Phoenix
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23 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