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Governor's Mansion

800 Richland St, Columbia, SC 29201-2397
+1 803-737-3000
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Historic Columbia Jewel

Lovely home - a must see if you get the chance. Traditional Southern architecture and modern... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
BEAUFORTTRAVELLER
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Beaufort, South Carolina
Wonderful Tour of a Beautiful Mansion

We were so glad that we made the effort to schedule a tour of South Carolina's governor's mansion... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
RetiredTravelerTN
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Nashville, TN
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800 Richland St, Columbia, SC 29201-2397
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Lovely home - a must see if you get the chance. Traditional Southern architecture and modern conveniences, beautiful grounds and gracious hosts.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We were so glad that we made the effort to schedule a tour of South Carolina's governor's mansion during our fall trip to Columbia. Staff member Nancy Bunch scheduled our tour and arranged for a guide. Sorry to say that I've forgotten the name of...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We recently attended a reception at the Mansion and Lace House. The grounds are beautiful and the Lace House is exceptional while also historic. We were unable to view the mansion itself due to the late hour but the grounds around the mansion and the...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

House tour (first floor only) is 25-30 mins. and led by a knowledgeable docent. Photos allowed inside, questions are encouraged, leisurely pace. Tour is free but date+time reservation must be made in advance online.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

The Governor's Mansion tour provides a great in-site to the History of how the Mansion was founded and about the history of how it is furnished. Would recommend this tour to everyone

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

My sister was planning on having her bridal portraits done in the gardens at the governor's mansion. The flowers are in full bloom right now, and the grounds look absolutely gorgeous! We got some good shots while we were there, but we had to move...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Governor's Mansion provides an fascinating look at South Carolina and Columbia's past. Originally part of a military academy, the surviving building makes for a unique residence.

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

My spouse's group enjoyed a nice morning touring the Mansion and the Gardens in the complex. The most ornate gardens are open to the public anytime and would make a lovely backdrop for pictures. The house itself is full of interesting historic pieces and our...More

1  Thank energy7379
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Recently attended a wedding here and was very impressed with everything on the grounds. The gardens are without a doubt breathtaking. These gardens easily rank among the top in the country. The actual event took place in the Lace house. This is a treasure. The...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2016

If you are from South Carolina, you should make this a stop. The Mansion is beautiful and the gardens/grounds are very well kept.I loved the "hidden" gardens! The chandlers and silver were stunning! Learned about our former governors as well as our current one,Governor Nikki...More

Thank Mimi W
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wmarus
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Response from scarolinamama | Reviewed this property |
About an hour and a half to two hours. There free street parking just outside the gates.
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