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State House

Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 771-7000
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Ranked #4 of 51 attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I always like to go to state capitols and tour them, wherever I live and visit. The SC capitol building was refurbished and restored in the mid-90's and is beautiful. The tour is very interesting. The statues and monuments on the grounds are interesting also. As the Cradle of the Confederacy, there is a strong Confederate influence; e.g., the metal... More

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Standing tall in the middle of all the modern buildings was a beautiful work of art. We were actually in the area for dinner and stopped to take pictures. The granite columns are spectacular!

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Lexington, South Carolina
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132 reviews 132 reviews
75 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had family visiting from IN and wanted to show off our beautiful Capitol grounds. They were amazed with all the beautiful statues, memorials and beautiful landscaping. They were especially impressed with the stars located on the outside that mark areas where Sherman's cannon balls struck. Such an awesome part of our history. The grounds are just gorgeous and the... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Guide - who didn't have to do anything late in the afternoon - showed the 10- minute video to a few of our who straggled in late, and then another tour guide was doing a late tour for a group. Bought a few things in gift shop which were lovely, and the place itself is just gorgeous and full of... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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198 reviews 198 reviews
110 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Take the guided tour of the interior if you can, but go inside even if you don’t. The visitor door is near ground level on the east side of the building. After passing through the security check you’re welcome to use the restrooms, check out the beautifully columned lobby, browse the little gift shop -- and of course, cool off... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Too many statues and stories too list. My favorite are the bronze stars, which indicate where cannon balls hit the building from Mr. Sherman's army. Must see!

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Walking around the state house in the evenings in the summer is great exercise and neat especially as the sun goes down and leaves a warm glow over the state house grounds.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Timing is everything at the SC State House! If you're visiting from the second week of January through the second week of June and can be there on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, you can see the state government, the General Assembly, at work. The State House has two wings that on one floor house the SC Senate and SC... More

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kure beach,nc
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The immaculately kept grounds are filled with monuments and markers from and including Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War,etc. A worthy side trip when in Columbia.

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Everywhere USA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

They have an excellent brochure available to explain all the monuments and describe many of the trees. Lovely manicured lawn & gardens. Definitely worth a stop.

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