The Mann-Simon Site takes guests on a journey through the challenges, adversity and perseverance of one African American family who lived on the property for nearly 130 years. The new exhibits, which debuted in the fall of 2016, explore the role race played in shaping the capital city – from antebellum Columbia, to the Civil War and Reconstruction, to the Jim Crow era and into the early civil rights years. Today, the site is operated as a house museum by Historic Columbia. Guests can visit on a guided tour Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The site is closed on major holidays. Tickets can be purchased at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills, located at 1616 Blanding St. Private guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more with advance registration.
KEYWORDS: NATIONAL REGISTER, SLAVERY, HISTORIC HOUSE, BAPTIST, COLUMBIA, RICHLAND COUNTY