5 based on 110 reviews
This is a fantastic spot for biking. There are several excellent trails. Also, at the moment there are butterflies everywhere. They were landing on our clothes, legs, and arms. There are some beautiful black ones. It was better than a butterfly house! There were men working on a new play area that looks like it will be outstanding.
4.5 based on 169 reviews
Tour guide was great, very informative. If you are interested in presidential history, this home is definitely worth a stop
4.5 based on 18 reviews
Maury County in Tennessee is home to many magnificent antebellum houses. Some were burned or demolished during the Civil War. Others were saved and have been preserved. One is Elm Springs, located at 740 Mooresville Pike outside Columbia. Built in 1837, it is a two-story brick house in the Greek Revival style. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 and has served as headquarters for the Sons of Confederate Veterans since 1992. During the Civil War, Elm Springs was owned by Abraham M. Looney, a prominent attorney in Maury County and a Tennessee State Senator who was an outspoken southerner and served in the Confederate Army. In 1864, as Confederate forces began to march north for Nashville in the ill-fated Franklin/Nashville campaign, the Union Army was preparing defensive positions ahead of the oncoming Confederates in a line extending from the Mooresville Pike to the Mount Pleasant Pike. As Union troops began their withdrawal from Columbia, they began destroying important buildings. Many of Maury County's antebellum homes were destroyed. Elm Springs anchored the eastern flank of the Union line and was slated for destruction. But Confederate General Frank C. Armstrong dispatched a squad of mounted infantry to ensure the safety of Looney's home. Today, restored by former owners, it appears much as it did at that time, the object of an interesting chapter of history from a bygone era.
5 based on 12 reviews
We didn't get to go inside but with a little straining u can see it must be amazing. The church is remarkable and the graveyard is worthy of the soldiers buried there. So much history behind this old church, think I will return again and spend more time to find the officers graves. Really loved the old bishop tomb. Worth the time to explore.
5 based on 6 reviews
Bleu 32 Vintage Marketplace is a 7000 square foot antique mall located just off the square in historic downtown Columbia. A fresh mix of vintage furniture and findings, boutique clothing, art. and handmade goods, all gorgeously displayed to make your shopping experience a magical experience.
I love Bleu 32. They have a unique mix of vendors including great vintage and antiques, local artisans, and even a coffee shop on the newly opened third floor. I spend many a Saturday afternoon picking through the quality junk to find my personal treasures.
5 based on 7 reviews
This is the place to go to research Maury county and Tennessee history. The director Bob Duncan and staff are helpful and friendly, and Mr. Duncan has a vast knowledge of Maury county and Tennessee history. A great deal of work has been done on saving the old records etc, and there is more still to be done. If you are from Maury county or have ties here this is the place to come to for research.
4.5 based on 6 reviews
One of the better preserved town squares that I have seen. They have very tastefully blended the historic old feel with a touch of modernity. It doesn't look old. But it feels like its been there forever.
Lots of little shops and restaurants to enjoy. A stroll along the square is a great afternoon or morning. Lots of free parking. Easy access to the shops. It is beautiful.
4.5 based on 8 reviews
From 1852 to 1904, this was a girls' school that taught the same subjects boys were learning.
I found this to be an interesting visit. To see a slice if history revealed. The daily life of the time period and the history surrounding the Athenaeum takes one back to that time period. This example of Southern charm and grace does need a work and assistance to maintain its charm.
5 based on 1 reviews
This local non-profit is such a treasure for the Columbia community. With multiple centers for dramatic play, including a Baby and Animal Hospital, Cafe, Farm, and General Store, children have many options to keep themselves entertained for hours! A great place to make new friends especially for those new to the community!
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