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South Carolina State House

1100 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-2430
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Ranked #3 of 52 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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113 reviews 113 reviews
97 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I enjoyed my time at the South Carolina State House. Parking was easily accessible. I parked at a metered space on a street right next to the building. Parking was reasonably priced at 75 cents per hour, but the meters have a maximum 2 hour visit. And, the meters only accept coins. So, be prepared with a lot of quarters--and... More 

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Uniontown, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great pictures of prior heroes and legislators. Free tours are available, but we did not have enough time.

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new england
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We liked seeing the architecture and decoration of the state house, but you can see what there is to see in perhaps less than an hour. The limited parking around the state house is meters and we saw lots of cars with tickets, so beware.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Decided to tour the State House when I had a few hours of free time. The grounds are well manicured and full of history. The building itself is an architectural experience. Beautiful stained glass, paintings and furniture are in all the rooms. Unfortunately, both Houses were not in session. Well worth taking the time to explore the history of the... More 

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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

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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200 reviews 200 reviews
58 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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120 reviews 120 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 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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