WOW! There is so much you can learn about SC just by visiting the historic,antebellum state house/grounds!
We did not have time to take the guided tour, so we watched the informative 15 minute movie detailing the building's history. Afterwards, we did a self guided tour of the second floor, where there is the senate chamber and house chamber. Be sure to see the sword and the mace. Look up at the inside glass dome and all... More
I would devote about 4-5 hours to taking everything here in. First you can walk around the Capitol and take in all of the statues of historic figures. There is also a free tour given inside. After the tour you will want to walk around again to see everything they were talking about.
This was the first time I went into our State Capital building and it was efficient going through security and the building has beautiful structure and wonderful turn-of-the-century type of decor. It was great going up the huge stairs and seeing the large rooms that the representatives are in, watching the TV monitor on what was being discussed and passed,... More
Beautiful area to walk around and observe all the monuments, trees and history. The stars on the capitol building cover old cannon ball shots. How awesome is that for history?! Also had a tour of the inside with a very knowledgeable curator.
We just left the capitol and really liked it! Easy to find, nice area, found parking meter easily right on grounds. Friendly gift shop people are helpful. Smaller capitol easy to tour. Pretty grounds with lots of shade. Worth an hour to check it out!
We went with a school field trip. The tour was very informative and the grounds were beautiful. We saw some of our representatives and they were nice enough to stop for conversation and pictures.
Beautiful grounds...look for the stars that mark sites where Yankee cannonballs hit the structure during the War of Northern Aggression. The interior is pretty, take the tour and be sure to look up at the dome from the inside. Ask to see the spot where Mark Sanford held his news conference after his "walk on the Appalachian Trail"
the capitol is a great place to walk around and see the many famous parts of SC history. lots of historic statues and monuments on the grounds (george washington on the steps and confed. monument are most iconic) as well as the bronze stars on the state house which mark where actual cannon balls hit the state house
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