Columbia Group Bus Tour Reservation



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Friday, February 24, 2023

7:30 am Depart Hickory, NC

143 miles (2 1/2 hr.) to Columbia, SC.
Includes breakfast on the bus and a 15 minute
Interstate Rest Stop break.

10:00 am South Carolina State Museum

Covering SC prehistory through the present the State Museum is in an enormous red brick building (1894) that housed the first textile mill in the world to run completely by electricity.

Lunch (on your own) Crescent Café—in the museum.

1:15 Board Bus

1:30 – 3:30 pm Historic Columbia
Robert Mills House
Prominent architect Robert Mills designed the grand home that now showcases a museum featuring decorative arts of the early 19th century.

The Museum of the Reconstruction Era at Woodrow Wilson’s Family Home.
The nation’s first museum dedicated to interpreting the post Civil-War Reconstruction period housed in South Carolina’s only presidential site, the home of Woodrow Wilson’s family in the 1870’s.
4:00 pm Hotel Check-In (Fairfield Inn and Suites, Downtown)
6:45 Board Bus for Evening Meal and Entertainment
7:00 pm The Venue—Piano Gastropub & Lounge—Evening Meal and Show.

Promising “creativity on the stage and on your palate.”
9:00 Bus back to hotel.
10:00 Last bus back to hotel.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Continental Breakfast at the hotel.
(served 6:30 –9:30)

9:45 am Check-out and Depart Hotel
10:00 am – 11:30 Noon Step on Guide joins us for a tour of Columbia’s African American Historic Sites.
11:30– 1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)

At a varied selection of restaurants on Gervais St.

1:15 – 2:30 pm Tour of South Carolina State Capitol

3:00—4:30 pm Visit Columbia Museum of Art

4:30 Depart Columbia
5:00 pm Dinner at Lizard’s Thicket— “Real Country Cooking.” A local meat and three chain.
8:30pm (approximate) – Arrive in Hickory @ Maple Grove