The Chesnut Cottage is tucked into a charming historic neighborhood with antebellum homes and mansions, yet close to local attractions, business centers, shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Things to Do
The Columbia Museum of Art
Paintings, pottery and glass, furniture and rotating exhibits. Corner of Main and Hampton Streets, Columbia, SC. 803-779-2810
The State Museum
Collections and exhibits relating to the history, culture and geography of South Carolina. 302 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC. 803-898-4921.
Riverbanks Zoological Park and Gardens
One of America’s finest zoo, Riverbanks has received numerous awards for design, animal care and breeding of endangered species. A new botanical garden is reached via a footbridge crossing the Saluda River. 1 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC. 803-779-8717.
Congaree National Park
The only national park in the State features the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the U.S., plus lush greenery and native species and plants
Lace House (Robertson House)
South Carolina Governor’s Mansion
South Carolina State Hospital
Old Campus District, University of South Carolina
South Carolina State House
Ainsley Hall House (Robert Mills House)
Washington Street United Methodist Church
First Baptist Church
First Presbyterian Church
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church
Waverly Historic District
Elmwood Park Historic District
Granby Mill Village Historic District
Modjeska Monteith Simkins House
The Township Auditorium
The historic auditorium located within walking distance from the Chesnut Cottage is a frequent hosts to favorite bands, comedians, and entertainers.
Soda City Market
Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. Open every Saturday morning 9 a.m. –1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine!
Columbia's Main Street
Talk a walk down Columbia's bustling Main Street to check out restaurants, catch a movie at South Carolina's only independent theater "The Nick", or play a game at The Grand.
The entertainment district of Columbia is full of restaurants, exciting night life, music venues, and shopping. Located down Gervais Street from Assembly Street to Huger.
The Oyster Bar
1123 Park Street
1649 Main Street
1214 Main Street
1215 Assembly Street
1221 Main Street
1200 Lincoln Street
Motor Supply Bistro
920 Gervais Street
1213 Blanding Street