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Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens

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The Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens remains one of South Carolina’s oldest standing historic houses. It served as a home for Columbia’s Hampton and Preston most elite planter families for 150 years. The house was built in 1818 by Ainsley Hall, a wealthy merchant; he and his wife Sarah lived there fro five years. Later on, the house’s second owner, Wade Hampton I updated the Federal style and his wife had an elaborate garden planted around the home. In 1865 the house became headquarters for the Union army. It was later used as a convent and a college for women. The Mansion was renewed in 1970 and today it remains open to the public from 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday and from 1pm-5pm Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for seniors, and college students. Children ages 6-17 cost $3.






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