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Columns Plantation

5001 Rankin Plantation Rd, Florence, SC 29506-8403
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Not A Tourist Attraction

Wanted to learn about the history Columns Plantation, unfortunately, not open to the public. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ashira F
via mobile
True Southern Hospitality

Absolutely beautiful. Kay is so informative. She tells you personal stories of the family that... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Betsy H
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5001 Rankin Plantation Rd, Florence, SC 29506-8403
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to learn about the history Columns Plantation, unfortunately, not open to the public. I called and verified this information.

Thank Ashira F
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Absolutely beautiful. Kay is so informative. She tells you personal stories of the family that lived there. The home and grounds are very well kept.

Thank Betsy H
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We were spending the night in Florence and by chance called the Columns to see when we could get a tour. Kay, the wife of the owner of the property, invited us out that evening. She personally gave us a tour of the grounds and...More

5  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We came for annual civil war reenactment and were able to tour the house. Youre only permitted in the lower living areas as the Rankin family descendants still live in the house. There was a period wedding when we were there which looked lovely. It's...More

2  Thank David C
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

The staff was super friendly. The wedding was held outside under beautiful old oak trees. Off the beaten path...but loaded with beauty!

1  Thank Audra C
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This old plantation is so beautiful, We have attended two mothers Days dinners here and both times was a wonderful experience. The home has such beauty and is preserved in the 1900s. Defiantly a place to visit.

1  Thank heather9109
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Get the full experience of the plantation house and the Battle of the Columns during the re-enactment scheduled every March. Tour of the house is given by period dressed guides. Only able to see the first floor as the house is being lived in as...More

1  Thank TeaRoseVa09
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Lots of history here. You can tour the house (just a few downstair rooms). They let us roam the grounds and later we watched the battle. Very interesting. I think they only do this once a year.

3  Thank Dreammaker14
Reviewed 6 June 2015

We've been three times, once for a wedding reception and twice during the Civil War reenactment. Got to see the inside of the house during the reception only, was sparse, could have had more period furnishings to awe at but maybe they were cleared out...More

Thank phlegmsalad
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Extremely well kept plantation home with many columns. There is a War between the States reenactment ever March that is worth attending. There are many vendors available. Don't miss visiting the Columns while in Florence, SC

4  Thank 8NC
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