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Robert Mills House and Gardens

Robert Mills House and Gardens

Capital City & Lake Murray Country

Capital City & Lake Murray Country

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. Built in 1823 by Ainsley and Sarah Hall, it was saved from destruction in 1960 and opened as a museum in 1967. The museum collection highlights decorative arts of the early 19th century. The ornamental gardens are a combination of an early 1970s landscape design, hallmarks of 19th century English-style gardens and the accomplishments of contemporary gardeners. Open to the public and available for special event rentals, the grounds of the Robert Mills House are an inviting green space set within an urban environment.
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1616 Blanding ST,
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 252-7742
Info & Amenities
I-126 to Elmwood Ave. exit. Follow Elmwood to its end point at Bull St. and turn right. At the 4th traffic light, turn left onto Blanding St. From Charlotte: I-77S., exit 18 to SC 277 which becomes Bull St.. Take Bull to Blanding and turn left.
$8 for adults; $6 for seniors, college students, AAA & active military; $5 for ages 6 to 17; age 6 and younger admitted free. Group tour rates available. Tickets are sold at the museum shop at 1616 Blanding St.
Checks Accepted
Days and Hours of Operation
Tu-Sa 10am-4pm (last tour 3pm); Su 1-5pm (last tour 4pm)
Days and Holidays Closed
Mondays, New Year's, July 4th, Thanksgiving & Christmas
Visa/Master Card
Motorcoach Parking
Discover Card