The Columns Plantation Home

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Take a step back in time and visit The Columns – a working Century Farm with an estate of 1500 acres.

The Columns plantation home was built in the 1850s and is an outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture, a style frequently used for large homes built in the Antebellum South.

All materials used in the construction of the house came from the estate. Bricks were hand-made by slaves on-site and used to form 22 free-standing Doric columns, which support the overhanging hipped roof to form a deep three-sided porch. Local craftsmen formed the hand-hewn beams that support the roof. Original plaster molding adorns the twelve-foot ceilings, and large windows, fine wainscoting and lovely heartpine floors can be seen throughout the home.

The home is located in Florence on the I-95 and I-20 corridors, and makes a great place for weddings and other events. The Columns is a private residence. Tours of the home — given by a guide in period dress — are scheduled at least two weeks in advance for 10 or more people.

Visit The Columns the first weekend in March to see The Skirmish at Gamble’s Hotel Рan annual Civil War reenactment. More info can be found here Рwww.23rdsc.com/event.

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