- Historic Sites
Robert Mills House & Gardens
One of only five National Historic Landmarks within Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, the Robert Mills House exemplifies the skill of the first architect born and trained within the United States who designed some of the nation's most prominent buildings, including the Washington Monument.
Today, the structure stands as a testament of its designer's architectural ability and the preservation efforts of generations of Columbians.
The museum collection displayed within the Robert Mills House contains decorative arts of the early 19th century, including American Federal, English Regency, and French Empire pieces. The basement features service rooms with objects used for food storage, preparation, and consumption.
The Mills House is part of Historic Columbia Foundation.