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Robert Mills Historic House and Park

Columbia, SC
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Ranked #26 of 51 attractions in Columbia
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Designed by Robert Mills who also designed the Washington Monument.
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

its a beautiful old house from the 1700's they have tours. But please consider that the tours are obviously sanitized as to not reflect anything about the civil war and slavery. It focuses more on Mr. Mills and his family and their life.

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socarolina
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32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Worth visiting if you like old historic buildings. Robert Mills was a famous architect. There are a couple of buildings in this immediate area that are worth seeing, you can get the brochure when you visit any one of them. You would be better off to go on down to charleston if you are really interested in lovely historic homes.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Designed by the architect of the Washington Monument - excellent tours and holiday programs.

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chapin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Great history for the whole family to enjoy. Our middle schoolers enjoyed the tour.

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