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Millwood Plantation Ruins

6100 Garner's Ferry Rd, Columbia,SC 29209
Phone: (803) 252-1770
Hours: Guided tours will be provided March-October on the last Sunday of the month.
The entrance to Millwood is directly across from Woodhill Mall/Target on Garner's Ferry Rd.

Millwood Plantation was once a grand southern plantation, with 13,000 acres of land and a beautiful mansion. It belonged to General Wade Hampton III, a Confederate general, US Senator, and South Carolina Governor. During Sherman's occupation of Columbia in 1865 during the Civil War, the home was burned to the ground.

So what is there to see, if it burned down? Good question. As you go down the winding drive to the ruins, old growth trees cast a shade over the area. Turn a corner and there they are- 6 huge pillars, weathered and mossy, standing alone in a clearing. It is an eerie feeling to be in the presence of these pillars that speak of a grandeur that is long gone.

Take the tour and find out more about the plantation and the people who lived there! If you like the tour at Millwood, be sure to tour Kensington Mansion in Eastover, where Hampton spent his honeymoon. See his personal items at the Confederate Museum and Relic Room.Or visit his burial site at Trinity Episcopal Church.

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