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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 – an annual Civil War reenactment. More info can be found here – www.23rdsc.com/event.