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South Carolina State House

1100 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-2430
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Ranked #5 of 50 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Was offering free 45 minute tours. Was a bit boring (even though I'm a history buff); was able to summarize all the facts about the state house with a visitor video they offered.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Beautiful old building. free to go in a walk around. can tour the building by yourself or take guided tour. Wonderful paintings inside. A small gift shop located inside. Walking outside you can see great markers and statues honoring SC history. Very nicely maintained. This is truly a historic treasure in downtown Columbia. parking can get tough on week days.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

There's a lot to learn about South Carolina. I highly recommend visitors to put this on top op their to-do-to-visit-list.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great place to see it and learn the the state back in times and see how the state is from down town columbia

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Fort Knox, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We appreciate them letting the Aggies fans hold their traditional yell practice at the State House. The SC students did show up and try and ruin it but the Columbia Police Department escorted them off.

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Olathe, Kansas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful carved woods, fine paintings, grand stairwells and statues make the visit to the State Capitol very worthwhile. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff make it very pleasant. Don't miss the orientation film or the guided tour.

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Olathe, Kansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Very good and informative film about the State House's history.

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Calgary, Canada
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200 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Make sure you attend the free tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about history and it showed! We learned about the building history and its relevance to the state and during the civil war. Early September was the perfect time to visit, as legislature was not in session and we could tour the house and senate wings. Don't miss... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great tour of the State House filled with so much history and tidbits of information. You can actually see where General Sherman's cannon balls hit the building. Wow!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We found the tour very informative and interesting. Learning the history of the State House, how it was involved in the war, and how it is used today. The decorative touches and painting. We loved the tour.

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