Historic Columbia

An always-evolving city: A look at Columbia’s past and how it could change in the future

The "Columbia Compass" plan looks to keep the city changing leading up to its 250th anniversary in 2036

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –A city is always evolving, but much like it has over the last century, Columbia might see some changes in the next few years. City planners are laying out their road map for the Capital City’s future, but keeping in mind aspects of its past. Back in the 1920’s, Columbia was not the same city it is…

Local Living: Candlelight Tours, Carriage rides and Drive through Lights

Crysty Vaughan takes a look at some of the Holiday Happenings in Local Living

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you would like to take a walk back in time for this holiday season, Historic Columbia is offering Candlelight Tours of the Robert Mills House and the Hampton Preston Mansion. The event includes live music, children’s activities, and hot chocolate. The tours cost $15 for adults and take place Saturday, December 14, 5:30 – 9 p.m….

Local Living: Thursday Night ‘Spirits Alive’ cemetery tour

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Get ready to be spooked. Here’s Crysty Vaughan with a look at ‘Local Living’. This Thursday, October 10, The Historic Columbia Foundation invites you to ‘Spirits Alive’ The guided tour runs from 6pm to 9:30pm and meets at Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Avenue, Columbia, SC. The ‘Spirits Alive; tour features costumed tour guides, snacks and other Halloween…

Local Living: Spirits Alive! Take a Halloween themed Cemetery Tour in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Get ready to be spooked. Here’s Crysty Vaughan with a look at ‘Local Living’. This Thursday, October 10, The Historic Columbia Foundation invites you to ‘Spirits Alive’ The guided tour runs from 6pm to 9:30pm and meets at Elmwood Cemetery, 501 Elmwood Avenue, Columbia, SC. The ‘Spirits Alive; tour features costumed tour guides, snacks and other Halloween…

New Columbia Visitors Center features Tech, Merchandise and Tours

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The City of Columbia now has a one stop shop for everything visitors need to know about the Capitol City. On Wednesday, ‘Experience Columbia’ cut the ribbon on the new visitors center at the corner of Lincoln and Gervais streets. Officials say the new location offers greater visibility to pedestrians, upgraded technology and the addition of walking tours…