Historic Columbia's Happy Hour History Tours are back every Friday this May. Get to know the Vista like never before on this guided walking tour, complete with cocktail and appetizer stops along the way. It's the perfect way to start your weekend. The tours will begin on May 2.
The guided tours meet in the Publix parking lot on Gervais Street at 5:30 p.m. and will explore the history and architecture of the Vista. Tours cost $20 for Historic Columbia members and $25 for the general public, and admission includes cocktails at Saki Tumi and appetizers along the way.
Historically a residential, light industrial, mercantile and transportation district, the Congaree Vista comprises almost 800 acres. Bounded by the Congaree River to the west and Assembly Street to the east, this portion of South Carolina's Capital City features a mixture of historically significant buildings with architecturally sympathetic re-development and infill projects. The product of considerable capital investment beginning in the 1970s, the Vista today features loft, apartment and townhouse residences, restaurants and bars, specialty shops and offices. Officially referred to as the West Gervais Street Historic District, the Congaree Vista is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is protected as an architectural conservation district by the City of Columbia.
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