Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens, Columbia

Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens, Columbia (must see)

Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens is another old house that was used by two important families in the town for 150 years. These two families Hampton-Preston were occupied with plantations. In the period of Wade Hampton I, the house style was changed from Federal to Greek Revival style. The Preston family moved in after the death of Hampton and his daughter married a Preston who enlarged the house. The house is surrounded by a beautiful 4-acre garden known and admired in the region. Now it is a museum that exhibits photos of how the house was over the years with all its changes, different objects, photos and pieces of furniture that belonged to the two families.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm;

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Sight Name: Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens
Sight Location: Columbia, USA (See walking tours in Columbia)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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