We are sad to announce that the opening of Kensington Mansion will be delayed this year. Due to damage to the house and the surrounding park by the February 2014 ice storm, we will be closed until further notice. We will keep all our friends updated via facebook and on our website. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience this might cause our visitors.
Kensington Mansion is open for tours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, except for major holidays. We are closed during the months of January, February, and August. The office is only open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm.
Guided tours of the mansion are offered four times a day at 9:30 and 11:00 am and at 1:00 and 2:30 pm. We accept cash, checks, Visa, and MasterCard.
Tour Admission Fees
$7.00 for ages 13-59
$6.00 for ages 60+ and active duty military
$5.00 for ages 6-12
School Groups (public, private, and home school)
are admitted at no charge but reservations are required
Groups of ten or more people and all school groups are requested to make a reservation by contacting the Mansion at 803-353-0456 Thursday-Saturday from 9:30 to 2:30 or by emailing us at Kensington Mansion.
Proceeds from admission fees are used for museum research, tour administration, and preservation of the collection by the Scarborough-Hamer Foundation.
Kensington Mansion is located on
6 miles south of Hwy. 378 and
a half mile past the entrance to International Paper