Directions

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia SC 29201
803-545-0001 or 800-264-4884

The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is located in downtown Columbia in the Congaree Vista area. It is three blocks from the State House, just off of two major downtown arteries, Gervais Street and Assembly Street near Adluh Flour.

From Greenville

Take I-26 East to Columbia I-126 to Huger Street go .08 miles and turn left at the 4th traffic light onto Gervais Street. Go .03 miles to the second traffic light. Turn right onto Lincoln Street and the Convention Center is 1 block down on the right.

From Florence

Take I-20 South to Exit 76A onto I-77 toward Charlotte/Charleston. Merge left onto I-77 toward Charleston. Get off at the Shop Rd Exit 6-B. Drive to the end of Shop Rd, 3.4 miles and turn right onto George Rogers Blvd. At the first stop light George Rogers turns into Assembly Street. Drive .08 miles to the 2nd light and turn left on Blossom. Drive two blocks, turn right onto Lincoln Street and the Convention Center is four blocks on the left.

From Charleston

Take I-26 West to Columbia, Exit I-77 North get off at the Shop Rd Exit 6-B. Drive to the end of Shop Rd, 3.4 miles and turn right onto George Rogers Blvd. At the first stop light George Rogers turns into Assembly Street. Drive .08 miles to the 2nd light and turn left on Blossom. Drive two blocks, turn right onto Lincoln Street and the Convention Center is four blocks on the left.

From Charlotte

Take I-77 to Columbia, get off at the Shop Rd Exit 6-B. Drive to the end of Shop Rd, 3.4 miles and turn right onto George Rogers Blvd. At the first stop light George Rogers turns into Assembly Street. Drive .08 miles to the 2nd light and turn left on Blossom. Drive two blocks, turn right onto Lincoln Street and the Convention Center is four blocks on the left.

From Atlanta

Take I-20 to Columbia. Get off on Exit 64A East To Columbia. Immediately merge into left 2 lanes and follow signs towards Downtown Columbia on 126. Take the Huger Street Exit on the Right. Follow Huger Street all the way to Gervais Street, take a left onto Gervais. Follow Gervais Street to Lincoln Street and take a right onto Lincoln Street (just past the Hampton Inn). The Convention Center is one block down at 1101 Lincoln Street.
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Take I-20 to Columbia. Get off on Exit 58 – US-1. Turn right. Travel in right lane 5.8 miles. At Blockbuster (on your right) the road will split into 2. Stay right and continue on US-1 (Augusta Road/Meeting Street) for 3 miles. Cross Gervais Street Bridge, staying in right lane. In approximately ½ mile, turn right at Lincoln Street (just past the Hampton Inn). The Convention Center is one block down at 1101 Lincoln Street.

Directions to the Hilton Columbia Center Hotel

924 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201 Just a note: the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (book festival venue for all activities) is adjacent to the hotel and within walking distance of downtown Columbia in the Congaree Vista area, two – three blocks from the State House and just off of a major downtown artery, Gervais Street, near Adluh Flour.

From Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Take I-26 west to I-126 downtown Columbia. Take I-126 and exit off to Huger Street. Turn left onto Gervais Street. Turn right on Lincoln Street (second light). Parking lot is on the right on Lincoln Street.

From Georgia

Take I-20 east. Exit onto I-26 east and take I-126 towards downtown Columbia. Exit onto Huger Street. Turn left on Gervais Street. Turn right on Lincoln Street (second light). Parking lot is on the right side on Lincoln Street.

From Charleston

Take I-26 west to I-126 downtown Columbia. Exit on Huger Street. Turn left on Gervais Street. Turn right on Lincoln Street (second light). Parking lot is on the right on Lincoln Street.

From Charlotte

Take I-77 South. Exit onto Hwy 277 south for downtown Columbia. 277 turns into Bull Street as it comes into the city. Turn right on Gervais Street. Turn left on Lincoln Street (second light past the Capital building). Parking lot is on the right on Lincoln Street.

From Greenville/Spartanburg

(From Greenville take I-385 south to I-26.) Take I-26 east to I-126 downtown Columbia. Exit on Huger Street. Turn left on Gervais Street. Turn right on Lincoln Street (second light). Parking lot is on the right on Lincoln Street.

From Florida/Savannah

Take I-95 north. Exit onto I-26 west and take I-126 downtown Columbia. Exit onto Huger Street. Turn left on Gervais Street. Turn right on Lincoln Street (second light). Parking lot is on the right side on Lincoln Street.

From Raleigh

Take I-40 south. Exit onto I-95 south. Exit onto I-20 west. Exit onto Hwy 277 south towards downtown Columbia. 277 turns into Bull Street as it comes into the city. Turn right on Gervais Street. Turn left on Lincoln Street (second light passed the Capitol building). Parking lot is on the right on Lincoln Street.