Columbia is a beautiful city in the Maury County, Tennessee, in the United States of America. The Mule Capital of the World, how Columbia was proclaimed, even has a Mule Day, in April. Not only a mule capital, but also home of the headquarters of Sons of Confederate Veterans, Columbia is a lovely place to visit. The small city of just 35.000 people has some one of a kind attractions for tourists who want to see this old town since 1808. The motto of Columbia is Old South Charm, New South Progress.
Top Attractions within Columbia
James K. Polk Ancestral Home is the former and only home of President James K. Polk. The house was built by the President's father while he was attending the University of North Carolina, in 1816. The building was raised in a federal style. Nowadays, this house is open to public and is one of the most attractive museums in Columbia, where you can admire items that belong to President Polk and memorabilia related to him. This Columbia house is on the National Register of Historic Place since 1966 and it was named a National Historic Landmark in 1961.
Columbia Athenaeum Rectory is the building that hosted since 1852 to 1904 a school exclusively for girls from Columbia. It was originally designed as a private residence and now works as an attraction of Columbia. You can visit this building to admire the Moorish-Gothic style architecture and to see the interiors that were renovated to resemble the original ones.
Rattle & Snap Plantation was built between 1842 and 1845 by George Washington Polk and his wife - Sallie Hilliard. Nowadays, the house has been restored and can be visited to see the furniture and decorations inside, exactly like the originals. Guided tours are great and walk you through all the house while the guide tells the story of this beautiful building.