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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.

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I was touring the down town Columbia area and decided to visit the state house grounds unfortunately the building itself was closed. The grounds were beautifully landscaped there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was touring the down town Columbia area and decided to visit the state house grounds unfortunately the building itself was closed. The grounds were beautifully landscaped there were people exercising and running the steps and an impromptu jam band just hanging out doing their thing. The memorial statues were beautiful aswell I was surprised and happy to see the... More 

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Aiken, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

History ,architecture, and gardening enthusiasts will appreciate these pristine grounds. The grounds are accented with outstanding sculptures depicting events and individuals pertinent to South Carolina history. A definite must see when visiting the state capital.

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Miami Gardens, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We happened to be having our 40th family reunion in Columbia and wanted to witness and be a part of history so we went to the Capital and was able to watch the removal of the flag pole, the flag was removed earlier that morning while we were eating breakfast. However, free state house tours were being offered so we... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Was surprised this tour was so enjoyable - a free tour was provided by the state house staff member. She explained the government workings, the house and senate legislative process, we viewed both the house and senate chambers, and tour guide gave a very knowledgable history of the state of South Carolina and its government - and the elected officials... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We been there at the 'open door day'. My son had a blast. The state house is one amazing architecture and interesting to visit.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Only people on 10.30 tour on 8th July. Our knowledgable guide showed us a 15 minute did then took us around the state house, we met Bakary Sellers who stopped to chat briefly with us, our guide talked to us about the current situation regarding the confederate flag as well as the history of the state house. Beautiful architecture, portraits... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A true feeling of history not found in a book. I was able to see firsthand the nationally televised Conferderate flag protest going on just moments before a bill was passed for its removal from Capitol grounds. This was history in the making no matter which side of the flag one is on.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We learned so much about the state's history and current events in SC by touring the state house. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very beautiful capital building. I was very surprised to see the Confederate flag flying out front (from the Pacific NW). There are several monuments on the grounds around the building. Worth seeing and photographing.

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A true taste of the South. Interesting lessons on South Carolina history, particularly with all the controversy surrounding the Confederate Flag. Great staff!!!

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Additional Information about South Carolina State House

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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