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Address: 5001 Rankin Plantation Rd, Florence, SC 29506-8403

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Fantastic Tour

We were spending the night in Florence and by chance called the Columns to see when we could get a tour. Kay, the wife of the owner of the property, invited us out that evening... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 March 2016
Dave M
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Port Elgin, Canada
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Port Elgin, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

We were spending the night in Florence and by chance called the Columns to see when we could get a tour. Kay, the wife of the owner of the property, invited us out that evening. She personally gave us a tour of the grounds and the main floor of the home. Her information and insight was way beyond what could... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We came for annual civil war reenactment and were able to tour the house. Youre only permitted in the lower living areas as the Rankin family descendants still live in the house. There was a period wedding when we were there which looked lovely. It's 5.00 person to tour the grounds and the tour lasts about 30- 45 minutes. There... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

The staff was super friendly. The wedding was held outside under beautiful old oak trees. Off the beaten path...but loaded with beauty!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This old plantation is so beautiful, We have attended two mothers Days dinners here and both times was a wonderful experience. The home has such beauty and is preserved in the 1900s. Defiantly a place to visit.

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Florence, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Get the full experience of the plantation house and the Battle of the Columns during the re-enactment scheduled every March. Tour of the house is given by period dressed guides. Only able to see the first floor as the house is being lived in as a residence. Through out the open fields are tents occupied by soldiers of the North... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Lots of history here. You can tour the house (just a few downstair rooms). They let us roam the grounds and later we watched the battle. Very interesting. I think they only do this once a year.

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

We've been three times, once for a wedding reception and twice during the Civil War reenactment. Got to see the inside of the house during the reception only, was sparse, could have had more period furnishings to awe at but maybe they were cleared out for the guests. Nice piece of preserved history here.

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Dillon, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Extremely well kept plantation home with many columns. There is a War between the States reenactment ever March that is worth attending. There are many vendors available. Don't miss visiting the Columns while in Florence, SC

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Anoka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

We went to see this in the morning. It seemed kinda run down and dead to me. The house was impressive in scale and that was what impressed my wife. We walked around the outside a bit and it had the long drive with trees on both sides but they were ungroomed and dead looking. It is outside of town... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

What a beautiful plantation house surrounded by huge columns and low rolling hills surrounded by beautiful woods. You can just imagine what life was like at this beautiful Southern home back in the day. There were ladies dressed in their fine long dresses with the hoop skirts the day I was there and ladies in the back yard quilting and... More 

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