When you stay at quality inn florence sc near i 95, you’ll be able to quickly reach various places and destinations that South Carolina has to offer, such as the Columns Plantation. This historical location not only speaks to American history, it is also a beautiful example of Greek Revival architecture and is a staple of the type of architecture that was found during this time in South Carolina.
The Columns Plantation was built in 1857 and today, it is privately owned with the family still living on the premises. The house can be rented out for private events and is a popular destination for weddings. However, due to the house being privately owned, tours are available through during these tours guests will only have access to the first floor. During these tours, you’ll be led by a guide in period dress and learn about the history of the house and the surrounding area. If you love history, the Columns Plantation also hosts the annual Civil War reenactment of the Skirmish at Gamble’s Hotel, which takes place every March. The Skirmish at Gambles’ Hotel occured in Florence on March 5th, 1865.
During this skirmish, 500 federal soldiers marched into Florence to destroy the railroad depot. These troops were then my be Confederate soldiers with the help of 400 reinforcements from the area home guard and the federal soldiers were driven away. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place for a private event or simply want to learn more about history, consider visiting the Columns Plantation in Florence.