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Directions to the National Advocacy Center...

From the Northwest (e.g. Asheville, North Carolina)

  • Take I-26 Eastbound. As you approach Columbia (near mile marker 108), merge into the left lane and follow the signs that read "I-126 DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA."
  • Proceed on I-126 approximately 2 miles to the HUGER STREET exit.
  • Proceed on HUGER STREET approximately .8 miles (4 Traffic Lights) to GERVAIS STREET.
  • Turn LEFT onto GERVAIS STREET and proceed approximately 1.1 miles (9 Traffic Lights) toHENDERSON STREET.
  • Turn RIGHT onto HENDERSON STREET and proceed approximately .2 miles (2 city blocks) toPENDLETON STREET.
  • Turn RIGHT onto PENDLETON STREET; the National Advocacy Center will be on your left. Pull into the circular driveway and proceed to the registration desk.

From the West (e.g. Augusta and Atlanta, Georgia)

  • Take I-20 Eastbound into South Carolina. Take Exit 64-A (in South Carolina) to I-26 Eastbound and immediately merge into the left lane and follow the signs that read "I-126 DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA."
  • Proceed on I-126 approximately 2 miles to the HUGER STREET exit.
  • Proceed on HUGER STREET approximately 8/10 miles (4 Traffic Lights) to GERVAIS STREET
  • Turn LEFT onto GERVAIS STREET and proceed approximately 1.1 miles (9 Traffic Lights) toHENDERSON STREET.
  • Turn RIGHT onto HENDERSON STREET and proceed approximately 2/10 miles (2 city blocks) toPENDLETON STREET.
  • Turn RIGHT onto PENDLETON STREET; the National Advocacy Center will be on your left. Pull into the circular driveway and proceed to the registration desk.

From the East (e.g. Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia)

  • Take I-26 Westbound. Exit I-26 Westbound at EXIT 111B -- US 1 NORTH.
  • Proceed on US-1 NORTH approximately 5.0 miles to HENDERSON STREET. (Note: US-1 is also known as Meeting Street in the City of West Columbia and Gervais Street in the City of Columbia)
  • Turn RIGHT onto HENDERSON STREET and proceed approximately .2 miles (2 city blocks) toPENDLETON STREET.
  • Turn RIGHT onto PENDLETON STREET; the National Advocacy Center will be on your left. Pull into the circular driveway and proceed to the registration desk. 

From the North (e.g. Charlotte, North Carolina)

  • Take I-77 Southbound. Take EXIT 18 and proceed on South Carolina Route 277 approximately 6 miles until it ends. When it ends (at Harden Street Extension), SC 277 turns into BULL STREET.
  • Proceed on BULL STREET approximately 1.8 miles to PENDLETON STREET. (Bull Street ends at Pendleton Street)
  • Turn Left onto PENDLETON STREET and proceed approximately .2 miles to the Advocacy Center, which will be on your right. Pull into the circular driveway and proceed to the registration desk.

From the Northeast (e.g. Fayetteville, NC)

  • Take I-95 Southbound into South Carolina to Exit 160. Take I-20 Westbound approximately 70 miles to EXIT 73 (South Carolina route 277).
  • Proceed Southbound on SC Route 277, approximately 6 miles until it ends. When it ends (at Harden Street Extension), SC 277 turns into BULL STREET.
  • Proceed on BULL STREET approximately 1.8 miles to PENDLETON STREET. (Bull Street ends at Pendleton Street)
  • Turn Left onto PENDLETON STREET and proceed approximately .2 miles to the Advocacy Center, which will be on your right. Pull into the circular driveway and proceed to the registration desk.

From the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)

  • Take the airport access road until it ends.  At the traffic light at the end of the airport access road, turn left onto AIRPORT BOULEVARD towards Columbia.
  • Proceed on AIRPORT BOULEVARD for 2.3 miles until it ends at the CHARLESTON HIGHWAY.
  • Turn left onto CHARLESTON HIGHWAY (which turns into KNOX ABBOT DRIVE) and proceed about 2.2 miles to the BLOSSOM STREET BRIDGE.
  • As you enter the BLOSSOM STREET BRIDGE, KNOX ABBOT DRIVE becomes BLOSSOM STREET.
  • Proceed 1.5 miles on BLOSSOM STREET to PICKENS STREET.
  • Turn left onto PICKENS STREET and proceed about .4 (4/10) miles to PENDLETON STREET.
  • Turn right onto PENDLETON STREET; the Advocacy Center will be on your right.