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35 downtown sites. 15 pop-up challenges. Scavenger hunt-style. 3 hours on the clock.
How well do you know your "famously hot" city? 

Young professionals. Families. Friends. Colleagues. Competitors. History enthusiasts. We're looking for YOU to join us for the Great Columbia Quest happening Saturday, March 23 from 9 am – Noon. We'll kick off the competition on the grounds of the Robert Mills House (1616 Blanding Street). The Quest is a city-wide scavenger hunt inspired by The Amazing Race covering Columbia's history through the city's significant sites.  

The goal: Teams of two will compete by foot to earn as many points as possible during the three hour time frame, competing for a variety of prizes.

The challenge: To visit as many sites throughout Columbia's downtown district to answer clues and complete challenges.

The celebration: At the end of the three hours, contestants will join Historic Columbia Foundation at a finish line celebration at the Robert Mills House and Gardens for drinks, snacks and prizes.

Teams will be given a list of clues, each located at a different destination within downtown and each assigned a different point value. All clues will be located within the following parameters, east/west between Bull and Harden Streets and north/south between Blanding and Blossom Streets.

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Fees include a t-shirt as well as snacks.
Early registration (before March 8):

$30 per team of two for Historic Columbia Members (just $15/person)
$40 per team of two for non-members (just $20/person)

After March 8, registration rates increase to:
$40 per team of two for Historic Columbia Members ($20/person)
$50 per team of two for non-members ($25/person) 
Day-of registration will be available at these rates. Please arrive early for day-of registration.

Designed for ages 10 and up (but all ages are welcome to participate).

Great Columbia Quest

Historic Columbia

Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

Columbia, SC

Great Columbia Quest

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Registrant: Historic Columbia Foundation Members (Team of Two)
Early Registration ends March 8. Please note: Your name will be verified against Historic Columbia Foundation's membership list prior to the event. Non-members who attempt to purchase a ticket at the member-only price will be asked to pay the non-member price.
Ended $30.00 $2.64
Historic Columbia Foundation Members (Team of Two)
Please note: Your name will be verified against Historic Columbia Foundation's membership list prior to the event. Non-members who attempt to purchase a ticket at the member-only price will be asked to pay the non-member price.
Ended $40.00 $3.19
Early Registrant: General Admission (Team of Two)
Early Registration ends March 8.
Ended $40.00 $3.19
General Admission (Team of Two) Ended $50.00 $3.74
Join HCF Today! Individual Membership
Free admission to Historic House Museums 10% discount at Gift Shop Invitations to special events Discounts on programs Subscription to Quarterly Newsletter Recognition in Annual Donor Listing Two guest passes for tours
Ended $35.00 $0.00
Join HCF Today! Family Membership
Free admission to Historic House Museums Free admission for children under 18 living in the same household 10% discount at Museum Shop Invitations to special events Discounts on programs Subscription to Quarterly Newsletter Recognition in Annual Donor Listing Four guest passes for tours
Ended $50.00 $0.00

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Event Details

35 downtown sites. 15 pop-up challenges. Scavenger hunt-style. 3 hours on the clock. How well do you know your "famously hot" city? 

Young professionals. Families. Friends. Colleagues. Competitors. History enthusiasts. We're looking for YOU to join us for the Great Columbia Quest happening Saturday, March 23 from 9 am – Noon. We'll kick off the competition on the grounds of the Robert Mills House (1616 Blanding Street). The Quest is a city-wide scavenger hunt inspired by The Amazing Race covering Columbia’s history through the city’s significant sites.  

The goal: Teams of two will compete by foot to earn as many points as possible during the three hour time frame, competing for a variety of prizes.

The challenge:
To visit as many sites throughout Columbia’s downtown district to answer clues and complete challenges.

The celebration:
At the end of the three hours, contestants will join Historic Columbia Foundation at a finish line celebration at the Robert Mills House and Gardens for drinks, snacks and prizes.

Teams will be given a list of clues, each located at a different destination within downtown and each assigned a different point value. All clues will be located within the following parameters, east/west between Bull and Harden Streets and north/south between Blanding and Blossom Streets.

Designed for ages 10 and up (but all ages are welcome to participate). All sales are final.


Historic Columbia Foundation was founded in 1961 by a group of preservationists determined to save the Ainsley Hall House, known today as the Robert Mills House.  More than five decades later, Historic Columbia Foundation manages four historic house museums and their associated artifacts, and tells the stories of people, places and progress in Columbia and Richland County. For more information, please visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org. 


Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Camp Bow Wow
The Columbia Star
20!20 Vision
Clarion Hotel Downtown Columbia
Richard Durlach and Breedlove Dance Team
McKissick Museum

Have questions about Great Columbia Quest? Contact Historic Columbia

When & Where



Robert Mills House & Garden
1616 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)


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Historic Columbia

The mission of the Historic Columbia is to nurture, support and protect the historical and cultural heritage of Columbia and its environs through programs of advocacy, education and preservation.

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