JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: 52 Saturdays - Week 25 - The Hampton-Preston Mansion in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 25 - The Hampton-Preston Mansion in Columbia, SC

Hampton-Preston Mansion in Columbia, SC  Located in downtown Columbia, SC, the Hampton-Preston Mansion is celebrating it's 200th anniversary in 2018 making the beautiful historic home one of the oldest remaining structures in Columbia South Carolina. Owned by Richland County and managed by The Historic Columbia Foundation, the mansion celebrated it's anniversary by undergoing a holistic rehabilitation that included new exhibits, a new exterior paint job, expanded gardens that continue to be remodeled, and the addition of some hands-on interactive exhibits as well. The new face lift alone is a stark contrast to the cold gray exterior that greeted visitors to the grounds for many years.

 

The Hampton-Preston Mansion in Columbia, SC  Originally built in 1818 by a wealthy Columbia, SC merchant, Ainsley Hall and his wife Sara, they only lived in the mansion until 1823 when they sold the home to Wade Hampton. The Hampton-Preston Mansion would become one of Columbia's most grand residences.

 In the years following the Civil War, the Hampton-Preston Mansion would be called home by a convent, a Governor, Chicora Women's College, and was a headquarters for a Union general in 1865. After undergoing a rehabilitation, The Mansion's new life as a historic house museum began in 1970.

 

The Hampton-Preston Mansion in Columbia, SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52 Saturdays is a series of blogs written by JL Boney, about sights, points of interest, and things to do  throughout the Greater Columbia, SC Area. It is meant to inspire  you to explore everything we have to offer. So get out there and enjoy yourself. If you like what you see and what more info about previous articles or would like to make suggestion, please feel free to contact me at 803-730-9601 or email at James_Boney@yahoo.com. If you would like to call Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas home, I have you covered there too. Please visit Columbia, SC Homes for Sale and start your home search.

 

52 Saturdays - Week 1 - Doko Meadows

52 Saturdays - Week 2 - Edventure Children's Museum

52 Saturdays - Week 3 - Frankie's Fun Park

52 Saturdays - Week 4 - Colonial Life Arena

52 Saturdays - Week 5 - Congaree National Park

52 Saturdays - Week 6 - SC State Musuem in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - week 7 - Plex Indoor Sports in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 8 - Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 9 - The Children's Garden in Northeast Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 10 - Fortune Springs Park in Winnsboro, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 11 - Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 12 - West Columbia Riverwalk in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 13 - The SC State House in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 14 - Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 15 - Midlands Plant and Flower Festival

52 Saturdays - Week 16 - North Springs Park in Northeast Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 17 - Mt. Zion in Winnsboro, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 18 - Sandhill Research and Education Center

52 Saturdays - Week 19 - The Village at Sandhill in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 20 - The Columbia Marionette Theater

52 Satudays - Week 21 - Riverfront Park and Columbia Canal

52 Saturdays - Week 22 - Blythewood Park

52 Saturdays - Week 23 - Finlay Park in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 24 - The Robert Mills House in Columbia, SC

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JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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Comment balloon 1 commentJL Boney, III • June 22 2018 09:43AM

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Good morning JL Boney, III,

You have a wonderful series going and this one on the Hampton Preston Mansion in Columbia SC is delightful. What a stunning building, so grand!  Celebrating their 200 Birthday....... Quite an achievement!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 6 months ago

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