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Friday Nov 22

Holiday House Tours

Friday, November 22, 2019 10:00 am

Robert Mills House & Gardens
1616 Blanding Street
Columbia, South
Carolina 29201
Guests are invited to see a variety of holiday decorations and experience
past traditions at the Robert Mills House and the Hampton-Preston Mansion
between Friday, Nov. 22 and Tuesday, Dec. 31. Tour guides will provide
stories of holidays past in Columbia and discuss how families decorated and
entertained during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

At the Robert Mills House, guests will see how a home of its size might have
been decorated in the 1820s during the time before Christmas trees were
popular. Across the street at the Hampton-Preston Mansion, Christmas of the
1860s was very different from today in many ways but some of the traditions
we carry on today have their roots from this time. Eggnog, poinsettias and
Christmas trees were all part of the Victorian era holidays.

Admission includes a guided tour of both the Robert Mills House and the
Hampton-Preston Mansion. Tours will be offered Tuesday – Saturday at 10
a.m., 11:30 a.m.,1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4
p.m. Visit The Gift Shop at Robert Mills, located at 1616 Blanding Street,
to purchase admission and begin your tour. To schedule a group tour, call
803.252.1770 x 23 or email

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