Columbia Self-Guided Audio Tour

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One of the most historic cities in the nation, this self-guided audio tour gets you exploring Columbia away from the crowds. Using just your smartphone, you’ll follow along as you explore pre-Civil War homes, learn about the city’s quirky art scene, and so much more. Fast-track your experience or linger as you like, turning it into a discovery of your own design.


Download via your smartphone to get started when you like
Stop, start, and pause as you need, touring as your schedule allows
No WiFi connection needed
Learn all about Columbia's Civil War past, its art scene, and beyond


Immerse yourself in Columbia’s colonial and modern history on this walking tour from the State House to Main Street and back. Before you get going, you'll hear the tour works using the VoiceMap mobile app.
Hear how Trinity Episcopal Cathedral You’ll hear survived the burning of Columbia when General William T. Sherman mistook it for a Catholic rather than an Episcopal church.
The tour passes by the First Presbyterian Church.
The tour passes by Thomas Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, childhood home.
The tour passes by the Township Auditorium. You'll hear about the building while you walk.
The tour passes by the Robert Mills House and Garden. You'll hear about the building while you walk.
Take in impressive the stately garden of the Hampton Preston House.
The tour passes by the impressive Busted Plug street art and plaze.
The tour passes by Tunnel Vision Mural, the impressive artwork created by Blue Sky.
See the First Baptist Church where the Civil War officially began, and hear how it, too, was spared from destruction when Sherman’s troops were led to the wrong place by the city’s first black Baptist sexton.
The tour passes by another of Blue Sky's creations. You'll hear how it was installed without the city knowing about it until it was complete.
The tour passes by Mast General Store where you'll hear how the chain store is helping to revitalize the urban shopping experience.
The tour passes by the Columbia Museum of Art. You'll hear about the museum while you walk.
The tour passes by the Richland County Library. You'll hear about he library and the art inside while you walk.


VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Lifetime access to this tour in English
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata


Smartphone and headphones
Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

Additional Information

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

This product can not be cancelled, amended or refunded.