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State Capitol

Columbia, SC
803-734-2430
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Ranked #11 of 51 attractions in Columbia
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Took an afternoon tour with a group of friends. Have been on the grounds many times, but my first time actually being inside the capitol. We had a guided tour and I so much enjoyed making the connections between our History and the current building. I've heard locals say before they went when they were kids, or field trip with... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
55 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of the smaller State Capitols we have been to, but don't let it's size fool you. If you are in Columbia, SC you should take some time to tour the building and the grounds. Simply beautiful inside and out.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It is a small capitol building and you may take a self-guided or guided tours. The grounds are very well kept and perfect place to have a picnic lunch.

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Matthews, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Great place to visit for kids and adults. Take the tour. You will learn so much more then just walking through it yourself. There are also maps/ guides if you want to do a tour of the grounds. Beautiful!

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I did a review of the State House thinking it was referring to the State Capitol. So if you want to see my review of the beautiful Capitol look under State House.

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

State Capitol building is full of history as are some other capitol buildings in the south. Nice thing to do if you enjoy spending a little time learning about our states.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I was recently in Columbia, SC and had some time on my hands and decided to visit the capitol building. It really is impressive and historic. There are marks on the outside of the building that are remnants from when General Sherman and the union troops attacked the city. It is well worth the visit.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

There is so much to see here! The grounds are beautiful, the statues and flags are great, and there is so much to take in! In the building, the beautiful artwork and masonry are sights to see. I would devote hours if you want to full experience, but a quick trip would be sufficient.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

WOW! There is so much you can learn about SC just by visiting the historic,antebellum state house/grounds!

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MIAMI
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749 reviews 749 reviews
240 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

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

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