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Parks and Outdoors Review of University of South Carolina

Away Travel Expert: Mike Sigalas
ParksExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
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  • The Longstreet Theatre was built in 1855 for later-named onetime college president and pioneer local colorist, August B. Longstreet. Longstreet once gave such an electrifying speech in favor of secession that his audience, the all-male student body, immediately rushed out and, to a man, enlisted in the Confederate Army. The college shut down for the duration.
  • The cement and rebar Welsh Humanities Building and the adjacent Welsh Classroom Building were, for many years, the haunts of poet/novelist/critic James Dickey, who had an office in the former. He taught workshops on poetry while here as resident poet from the late 1960s until his death in 1997. Dickey's most famous student? Pat Conroy.
  • The buildings on the Horseshoe survived Sherman's burning of Columbia because they were being used to house injured Union and Confederate troops.

Gregg, Pendleton, and Main Sts
911 Sumter St
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Parking: Museum Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm; Sat 11am-3pm
Price: Free admission

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 803/777-7000
Price Information: Free admission
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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