President Polk, our 11th President of the United States, lived and worked in downtown Columbia before going to Washington DC. This stately Federal-style home is his only surviving residence, besides The White House. The property is open for guided tours 364 days of the year. Tour the home, kitchen, exhibit hall, gardens and shop.
Founded by President Polk's uncle, this historic church, and its surrounding cemetery is elegant, stately, peaceful and inviting. St. John's Church was beautifully described in Winston Groom's historical novel "Shrouds of Glory."
This Gothic and Moorish styled home was built for President Polk's nephew. However, just before moving in, the owner joined President Polk in Washington DC as part of his Cabinet. Instead, the home became the rectory for the "Columbia Female Institute." Tours are available.
This Greek Revival style mansion was once a stately plantation home and now serves as Columbia's Visitor Center and Museum. Many special events take place on the grounds. Tours are available daily.
Located in the heart of downtown Columbia is a children's museum. Open Monday through Saturday.
Music is a large part of the culture in Columbia, TN. For that reason, Columbia offers many live music opportunities in its downtown restaurants weekly. There are also many annual live music events downtown and in the surrounding countryside.
The Mulehouse is a beautifully restored church (Columbia's Ryman) offering headline entertainment featuring all types of music. Tickets can be purchased through "ticksmarter.com". Visit their website for scheduled entertainment.
Every first Friday of the month downtown Columbia is alive with businesses staying open late, music in the street and restaurants and other special activities throughout the city.
Less than one hour away
Approximately 45 minutes from Downtown Nashville for restaurants, music venues, and sports events
Approximately 25 minutes from Downtown Historic Franklin
At Blythewood Inn, rooms are decorated with vintage furniture with added modern comforts. We hope you enjoy your experience of stepping back to the Victorian Era while also enjoying comfortable and inviting beds and modern conveniences such as Smart TV, Wifi, and steaming hot baths/showers.
Breakfast is served daily. Breakfast is hearty and hot and may include a breakfast casserole, omelet, bacon, sausage, eggs, grits, biscuits and gravy, fruit, coffee, tea, and juice. The selections will be the chef’s choice each day. Special dietary needs can be accommodated upon request.