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South Carolina State House

1100 Gervais St, 1100 Gervais St, 29201-6215, Columbia, South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29201-6215
+1 803-734-2430
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S[ir pf tje moment day trip

I had never visited our State House and have wanted to for some time. It is definitely a must see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
twowingcircus2
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Summerville, South Carolina
Walk Around the Grounds

We arrived late so didn't get a chance to go inside this time (been there before). However take the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
scoutdreams
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Estero, FL
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A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“civil war” (53 reviews)
“guided tour” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1100 Gervais St, 1100 Gervais St, 29201-6215, Columbia, South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29201-6215
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+1 803-734-2430
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"beautiful building"
in 41 reviews
"civil war"
in 53 reviews
"guided tour"
in 32 reviews
"south carolina"
in 65 reviews
"free tour"
in 18 reviews
"confederate flag"
in 22 reviews
"cannon balls"
in 14 reviews
"nice tour"
in 11 reviews
"lieutenant governor"
in 6 reviews
"rich in history"
in 7 reviews
"lots of history"
in 18 reviews
"stained glass"
in 6 reviews
"self guided"
in 8 reviews
"gift shop"
in 19 reviews
"walk around"
in 11 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 6 reviews
"statues"
in 61 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never visited our State House and have wanted to for some time. It is definitely a must see. It's beautiful! The guided tour was very well done and packed with lots of history. Important for us … it accommodated my husband's mobility scooter...More

Thank twowingcircus2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late so didn't get a chance to go inside this time (been there before). However take the time to walk the grounds and see the beautiful statues as well as all the wonderful trees, plants and flowers. There is a lot to take...More

Thank scoutdreams
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toured the Statehouse on Legislation Day with other colleagues. Watched the introductory video in the theater room and it was interesting. Toured the faculty with a great tour guide who was knowledgeable and witty. Learned alot about the architecture, paintings, and history of the building....More

Thank JChris1813
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful building with free tours. The grounds are well maintained and have several memorials around. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank jaclyn m
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting or living in Columbia do yourself a favor and go to the Capitol. The complex around it is surrounded by trees and statues and drenched in History. The building still has marks on it from cannon ball fire from the Civil...More

1  Thank Kyle H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a simple capital. Lots of rich history to test yourself on. The grounds are a really pretty walk. The 4th is closed which is where the galleries are. There is a super cool library you can peek at. Both chambers are open. Did...More

1  Thank Elizabeth E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The capitol building and grounds are open to the public free of charge. The inside is open daily with periodic free tours offered. If you like history, make sure to take advantage of the tour or take time browsing the open areas. The many paths...More

Thank Chuck H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled through the gardens/grounds on a Saturday so I can't comment on the interior. I was impressed by the range of statues and memorials. Very nice.

Thank Sandra W
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We had a couple hours to kill before an event so we walked over to the State house and arrived 5 minutes prior to a scheduled free tour. How lucky! The tour begins with an informative and very well presented movie. After that, the tour...More

Thank Ed S
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

The State House i located downtown Columbia and surrounded by a well maintained park. If you are interested in history, especially the civil war, this is definitely a must see.

Thank NemoTraveler
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sallysue1279
26 July 2017|
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Response from Kathryn P | Property representative |
Our tours are complimentary, but we do offer a Gift Shop with unique South Carolina merchandise. Hope you'll visit soon!
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fr0sty7
30 July 2016|
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Response from bakfar | Reviewed this property |
The State house should be of great interest to kids but ONLY if it is in session. Then it is great to see governing in action and the term lobbying takes on a new meaning when seen live. Make your plans accordingly.
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fr0sty7
30 July 2016|
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Response from JackR46 | Reviewed this property |
Note - you do not have to take the official tour - you can take you own self-guided tour most of the time when the building is open for guided tours. Here's what their offical website says: • While the legislature is in... More
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