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Robert Mills Historic House and Park

Address: 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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Ranked #17 of 50 Attractions in Columbia
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Designed by Robert Mills who also designed the Washington Monument.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

a great opportunity to learn more about the history of Columbia and Soth Carolina. Knowledgeable guides are happy to answer questions and the grounds are lovely for a stroll.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

During my visit to Columbia, SC I had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful and historic Robert Mills House. The house was designed in 1823 for merchant Ainsley Hall and his wife. Unfortunately, Hall died before the house was completed and the house was sold to the Presbyterian Church. The mansion eventually became the sight of the Columbia Presbyterian Seminary.... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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104 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

When you enter the foyer your first impression is the symmetry of the doorways and no visible stairway to the upstairs area. This home was designed by the architect of the Washington Monument. Heather, the docent, was very knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the tour. Heather challenged us to be involved in guessing the purpose and use of some of the... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a great showpiece for South Carolina history, All of the old homes that have been rehabilitated and managed by the Columbia Historical Society are beautiful.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is so pleasant and interesting to visit the Robert Mills House. Much can be learned and the skills of the architect can be appreciated. There are very fine exhibits, not overpowering. In the middle of the city, there is a calm that allows you to meditate and ponder of how life was at the time it was built. There... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Visited the Robert Mills house one afternoon and enjoyed the tour very much. Our guide had lots of stories and you could tell she enjoyed her work which made it fun for us. I especially liked the curved back door entry with 2 doors! Tours were only on the hour so we walked through the garden while we waited.

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Stonington, Connecticut
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133 reviews 133 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Very interesting tour of the Robert Mills and House & Gardens and Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens. Both docents were very knowledgeable and entertaining and I learned a lot about the lifestyle of the planter-class in the pre- and post- Civil War era just by the objects in the house and how they were used. Many fascinating stories attached to the... More

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Mt. Pleasant, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We visited the Robert Mills and Hampton-Preston houses on 6-25-13. Mitch, the manager at the gift shop, was great in arranging the tours for the day. Ann A., our guide at the Mills house, was very knowledgeable and gracious on a very hot day. She generously spent some extra time with us after the tour discussing the Woodrow Wilson house... More

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108 reviews 108 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

We recently attended a wedding held on the grounds of this beautiful estate. The buildings on the property are beautiful, old, and well-cared for, with the exception of whatever utility building housed the restrooms and kitchen. The restrooms are a little beat up looking. The highlight for us was the general beauty of the grounds and the gardens. There are... More

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USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

While passing through Columbia, we decided to tour the Robert Mills House. We arrived just in time for the last tour and it was about to rain. We only had about 15 minutes to tour the grounds before the tour. Since time was of the essence, we were frustrated that the worker selling tickets at the museum gift shop did... More

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