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Visit Historic Columbia this August for Cemetery Tours, Dollar Sunday and Blue Star Museums

COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 30, 2015) ‹Historic Columbia continues to offer free tours of its historic house museums to active duty military personnel and their families through Sunday, Sept. 6, as part of the Blue Star Museums program. Learn more at historiccolumbia.org, and make your plans to enjoy a moonlight stroll through Elmwood Cemetery, a dollar tour of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home and more this month with HC.

Moonlight Cemetery & Secrets from the Grave Tours

Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m.

One hundred and sixty years of history comes to life during our popular Cemetery Tours! Grab your flashlight as we tour one of Columbia’s oldest cemeteries and discover centuries of stories etched in stone on the markers and headstones preserved within Elmwood Cemetery’s acres of carefully planned grounds. The perfect after-work activity, Historic Columbia¹s cemetery tours are an event the whole family will enjoy.

HC Members: $8 adults, $4 youth. Non-members: $12 adults, $6 youth. 501 Elmwood Ave.

Dollar Sunday at Historic Columbia: Woodrow Wilson Family Home

Sunday, Aug. 16, 1 ­ 4 p.m.

Residents of Richland and Lexington counties are invited tour one of Historic Columbia¹s house museums for just $1! Each month, HC chooses one of its four properties to feature for Dollar Sunday on a rotating basis, and‹for the first time ever this August‹the featured house will be the Woodrow Wilson Family Home: A Museum of Reconstruction in Columbia and Richland County.

Free for HC members. $1 for residents of Richland and Lexington counties. All others $8 adults, $5 youth. The Woodrow Wilson Family Home is located at 1705 Hampton St. Purchase admission at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding St.

For more information about Historic Columba and to purchase admission to these events, visit historiccolumbia.org or call 803.252.1770 x 23.


About Historic Columbia:

In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit historiccolumbia.org or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for more details.


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