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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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Lots of history

I've been in SC over 30 years, work walking distance from the State House. This was my first time taking the tour. My brother wanted to go here. Everyone should visit the State... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've been in SC over 30 years, work walking distance from the State House. This was my first time taking the tour. My brother wanted to go here. Everyone should visit the State House at least once. We are a state of a lot of "firsts". Lots of history. Glad I went.

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Kearny, New Jersey
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44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a historic building on very well kept grounds. They offer tours of the capital on week days. This was our first time seeing it without the Southern Stars and Bars and it was just fine without it!

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Akron, Ohio
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds and wonderfully preserved/restored interior. Take time to watch the informative short video before doing Self or Guided tour. Many interesting historical memorials/statues especially the civil war stars. Good for all ages.

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Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Made a point to visit the South Carolina State House on this visit. We were there early Saturday morning and spent a pleasant hour touring the grounds and having a coffee while enjoying the perfect weather. Really wanted to see the place where the infamous flag was taken down (Way to go, South Carolinians!). Asked a police officer where the... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

First time to tour the State hOuse. Our tour guide was exceptional. She had so much interesting information to share. Amazing. Take the tour. It is free and well worth your time. A gorgeous building and grounds.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The State House is now a gathering place for ALL people. It is the first time we toured the grounds. Many historical statues and memorials to vets, former law makers, police, African Americans and others. Recommend tour the grounds and take time to go inside and take the tour. Worth the time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I'm a 27 year resident of S.C. and always have a great time when I visit the state house inside and out. There's always something going on in the city to add to the experience that is the capital. The grounds are always kept and the history and free tour you get inside are fantastic. Thanks to the men and... More 

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Pineville, Louisiana
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We really enjoyed our trip through history and the tour was very informative. the folks were truly amazing and the tour guide fun and knowledgeable.

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Athens, Greece
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45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A most impressive building of unique architecture. Marked with Palmetto, palm trees, the symbol of the State, the gardens that surround it are beautiful, and so is the interior, full of magnificent pieces of Art reviving the American History. A real must for the visitor of the city. Will definitely visit again on next occasion.

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Orlando, Florida
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Enjoyed our visit to the State House. Is an excellent photo op for you and your family or group. The grounds are lovely and used by many wedding parties. It was beautiful.

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