South Carolina Governor's Mansion Complex

Take a trip up Arsenal Hill where you’ll find the South Carolina’s Governor’s Mansion Complex. Surrounded by palm trees, the mansion is in the Greek Revival-style and was built in the 19th century. Groups can tour The Caldwell-Boylston House on the north side, and see various antique furnishings. In the Lace House, groups will see the “Bride’s Room” which features Arthur Middleton’s field bed, and the “Map Room,” which is filled with vintage state maps. Groups can also take a self-guided tour through the mansion’s 9-acre garden area, and see trees over a century old!
 
Contact Info 
Address: 800 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201. Richland County. Tel: 803-737-3000. Website: www.scgovernorsmansion.org. Hrs: By appointment.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue