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South Carolina State House

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Address: 1100 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: 803-734-2430
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.

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Capital of Columbia SC

This is a great historical location seeped in local history dating back to the founding of the state of SC.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great historical location seeped in local history dating back to the founding of the state of SC.

Thank Halothane88
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the State House, so nice. The stain glass was amazing. Great history and at no cost. I didn't know that Columbia was the 2nd choice of the capital, the first being Charleston. Statutes are a must to walk around and see.

Thank TheTravelingTwoo
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65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get there early cause you need to feed the meters on the street parking. .25 / 20 Mins. We got to go inside and visit the senate and house chambers. They also have several monuments and statues on the grounds. Just beautiful to walk!

Thank AkuByrd
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been to half of the state houses so far, hoping to make it to all 50. The guide at this state house was very knowledgable about South Carolina history and the history of this state house. The tour takes about an hour and is well worth your time.

Thank Lori F
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a free tour of the State House in Columbia, SC. There is a lot of history here, and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The State House has been renovated, and the architecture is amazing. There is also a gift shop with items to purchase, and the outside grounds are landscaped, with a lot of historical statues.

Thank David H
Edmond, West Virginia
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't get the chance to visit, but the outside of the building looked amazing, as well as the statues located throughout the surroundings. Nice place to visit, be sure you go during the week if you want to get to visit the building.

Thank iistrate
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

well worth a look inside, grounds are immaculate, conveys a sense of majesty - statue outside should probably be someone handing off a briefcase full of cash to a politician to make current state of affairs more realistic

Thank steven g
Spartanburg, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful building. Staff is helpful, well trained, and thoughtful. Really helpful to the handicapped.

Thank Janebag121
Columbia, South Carolina
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A very beautiful place with a jogging track, what else I wanted. It's a big n large building with few historic memorials build around in the vicinity. A v peaceful place ideal for soul searching.

Thank Hacan F
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Cool friends and me visited the State House on a rainy Saturday morning, just a little before the Millennium flooding occured. The guided tour has been managed by a very cool and passionate person (thanks !); an introductory movie will provide some background to better appreciate the tour. Don't miss the gift shop, a nice person will suggest you the... More 

Thank dbottaz

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