The remodeled and renovated Woodrow Wilson Family home officially reopens Saturday. Here are some fun facts about the house at 1705 Hampton St.
• This home was occupied by Dr. Joseph Ruggles Wilson and his family, including a teenaged Woodrow, for three years, from 1871 to 1874
• It took nine years for the renovation to the house and grounds to be completed.
Ninety-two percent of the foundation had to be replaced
• The gardens were restored through a $100,000 grant from the Columbia Garden Club.
• The house was saved and opened as a museum in 1933.
The opening day festival is 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature tours, food trucks, live music, crafts and shopping.
Festival tickets are free; tour tickets are $8 for the general public, $5 for youth and free for Historic Columbia members.
Home and garden tours also will be offered from 1-5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday.
Free admission to the grounds on Sunday and Monday, plus crafts for the kids and shopping. (803) 252-1770, ext. 23; www.historiccolumbia.org
ONLINE: See a photo gallery of the restoration process, with this story at thestate.com/gocolumbia