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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.

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Dignified and beautiful

If you are looking for a capitol building that has both dignity and beauty you should tour the state capitol in Columbia, South Carolina. You will be glad for the experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a capitol building that has both dignity and beauty you should tour the state capitol in Columbia, South Carolina. You will be glad for the experience.

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Colmesneil, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My family and I spent time touring three capitols on this trip. The South Carolina house was by far the most beautifully landscaped and the most enjoyable to walk around.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

So much history here. You can even see where some of Sherman’s cannons hit the building during the War Between the States. The grounds, the architecture, the statues, and this is only the outside of the capital building. Wait until you go inside – best way is to take the guided tour.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Been on many a school field trip here over the years. Great tour and great time! Very organized and never boring. I learn something new every time!!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The SC State House has beautiful grounds and is steeped in historical significance. While some of the city parks are closed at night access to the grounds is available. There is a night watchman from Public safety department roaming the grounds for everyones safety. This is a great stop night or day. Be sure to find the cannonball strikes from... More 

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Kennewick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Tour was nice. Too bad we had to join about 20 third graders. There is lots of history. Gift shop was well stocked. The short video prior to the tour was informative and well worth the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Interesting beautiful capital building Friendly staff (we recived guided tour), movie and tour are not busy with historical details from our point of view We saw both halls of parliament

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Albany, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Starts with a 15-minute overview of the building and some of the historic people linked to it. Senate was in session the day we visited so we couldn't see the chamber, but the Assembly side was a nice stop. Make sure to check if it's field trip time - but our guide handled two dozen third graders without a hiccup.

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The capitol of South Carolina sits in the center of a lovely monument-filled garden. It is a rather small building compared to other capitols. The first floor is an array of South Carolina blue granite columns with just the governor and lieutenant governor offices and a few miscellaneous rooms. Two great wooden staircases, beautifully carved and gilded, lead to a... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Nice place to walk around and see the architecture. Big building looks amazing and is right next to downtown.

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Additional Information about South Carolina State House

Address: Address: 1100 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: 803-734-2430
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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