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Tucked away in a charming historic neighborhood at 1718 Hampton Street in downtown Columbia, Chesnut Cottage is the perfect place fro a Bed and Breakfast, featuring 5 available rooms and suites for visitors. It is close to nearby University of South Carolina, Downtown Historical locations, antique shops, and ideal for business travelers.It is a full service inn with full breakfasts served daily. The Chesnut Cottage, circa 1850, is one of the most historically significant homes in the Southeast. During the War between the States,it was the home of General James and Mary Boykin Chesnut. Mary Boykin Chesnut was a charming hostess who loved entertaining guests in her home and she also wrote many pages of her diary while living at the Chesnut Cottage and Mulberry Plantation in Camden. After her death in 1886, her memoirs were published under the title "Diary from Dixie." In 1982, C. Vann Woodward's revised edition of the diary won the Pulitzer Prize in history.