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South Carolina State House

1100 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-2430
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Ranked #4 of 50 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.

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Pascagoula
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful paintings and statues, so much history, The story behind this building is very interesting hear from one of the knowledgeable guides that is there.

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South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I love going to the State House. It's a beautiful building and grounds. The staff are very helpful and hospitable.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Very Beautiful and well maintained grounds with lots of History.Go for a few hours or a day.you can still spend as much time as you want to get a feel.

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Phoenix
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193 reviews 193 reviews
57 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a beautiful building with marble floors, beautiful wood, stained glass windows and a large copper dome. We took the 45-minute free tour, which was probably closer to an hour. You start with a short movie then move onto the House and Senate chambers. We did not go into the Governor and Lieutenant Governor wings. Our guide was very... More

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Indiana
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121 reviews 121 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We walked in for a quick peek and were offered a tour by the very friendly staff. We got great answers to all of our questions and a history lesson as well. The stories were as good as the sights.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Not sure if they always do this but on this day they had FREE STATE HOUSE tours. It was fascinating, First, we had a fabulous tour guide and I so wish I could remember his name but he spoke loudly and slowly (space is large with high ceilings) and visually engaged every single person in the group. The tour starts... More

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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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532 reviews 532 reviews
427 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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