The Lake City Historical Museum is a great place to visit on your own or with family and friends. Whether you’re buying land for sale in Columbia County or you’re already living here, you’ll love this charming attraction that has something for all ages.
About the Lake City Columbia County Historical Museum
The original County Courthouse burned down, unfortunately, and many records were lost in the fire. However, there are still records left – and those indicate that the single-story, rear part of the building existed before 1861. The front portion of the building – the two-story section – was built around 1880, after Mr. John Vinzant bought the property.
The Italianate building is open to the public on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. There are guided tours available, and you can conduct genealogical research there. Occasionally, there’s a historical reenactment in the museum.
There are several rooms in the museum, each with its own purpose:
- The Formal Parlor is furnished with an East Lake settee and chairs, just like it would have featured in the 1800s.
- The Blue-Grey Room honors the Blue-Grey Army, which keeps the museum in operation and features Civil War artifacts.
- The Patriot Room honors all military personnel from every conflict.
- The kitchen is in the rear part of the building and contains miscellaneous items from all eras.
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