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Capital City Lake Murray Country

Summer Souvenirs

Have you visited the

Lake Murray Country Visitor Center?

The Lake Murray Country Visitors Center, the white plantation house on the Irmo side of the Lake Murray Dam, is the regional tourism office and visitor's center promoting Columbia, Lake Murray and it's four surrounding counties (Lexington, Richland, Newberry and Saluda).

The visitor center is located inside the Historic Lorick Plantation Home, a survivor of the Civil War and built in the 1840’s. The home was donated to the organization in 1994 by the Love family and moved to its current location from 6251 St. Andrews Road. The procession took seven hours to go the distance along Old Bush River Road to the present location on North Lake Drive. The 34-foot wide structure was moved in one piece and was surprisingly not cut in half.

The center and staff provide information and brochures on the region's attractions, hotels, events, dining options, recreation, relocation and much more.  In addition, the visitor center is home to the Lake Murray Souvenir Shop.  The shop has a great selection of Lake Murray and South Carolina items. So, stop and shop here. The hours are Monday-Friday, (9am-4:30pm), Saturday (10am-2pm) Sunday (11am-2pm).

Capital City/Lake Murray Country produces an annual Visit magazine and regional map, which are the official tourism marketing pieces for the region. They are distributed to travelers, potential visitors and individuals looking for relocation and retirement information and are also available at all of the South Carolina Welcome Centers. Of course, free copies of the magazine and map are available at the Lake Murray Country Visitor Center.

Visit us at 2184 N. Lake Drive, Columbia, online at or give us a call at (803) 781-5940.