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Governor's Mansion

Address: 800 Richland St, Columbia, SC
Phone Number: 803/737-1710
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Ranked #15 of 52 Attractions in Columbia
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I liked the beauty of the property. The guard was very friendly and helpful. The only thing I did not like is that Nikki, the governor, is a republican.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We joined a small school group tour. The tour guide handled the group well, with humor and patience. Beautiful property, interesting history. Highly recommend, whether you're from the state or not. To schedule a tour, fill out a contact form online with preferred times/dates. Arrive a few minutes early for your parking pass if you can find an empty parking... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The grounds and gardens are simply wonderful. well maintained. nice place for a walk. The tour of the mansion is nice as well. Go during Christmas for a tour and the house is decorated quite lovely. There is a small gift shop located in one of the old buildings.

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18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

What a wonderful tour with a guide and we were the only ones that morning! It's a beautiful Mansion with so many intresting treasures in each room. Our guide works there and was very knowledgable which is what made the tour so interesting and enhoyable. I would definately recomend .going here! After the tour you are akkiwed to wander through... More 

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Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took a tour of the Governor's mansion. What a fantastic place. Fantastic gardens outside. The tour guide, Christian Green was more than excellent. His knowledge was extremely good and he was very warm, and friendly. I would highly recommend him. The mansion is beautiful and filled with antique treasures and historical artifacts. What a wonderful visit!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

There are 3 houses as I recall on the grounds. Two on the south east corner (standing in front of the mansion) and then the Governor's mansion of course. The Lace house is on the property and is a beautiful old home that you should check out while there. The mansion itself is full of rich history and decor. The... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

i took a tour with some of my senior friends from the y we really enjoyed the tour i will tell friends to do this tour. it is a definitely to see.

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socarolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

They have only occasional tours. It is interesting to see how the Governor's family lives. It's especially nice at Christmas.

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Had some pics taken in the gardens here and it is great spot to get some great shots

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Columbia, South Carolina
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23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

Did this tour before going to the capitol and loved it. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. When i set up the tour I just assumed we would be in a group...not, we had a private tour and were allowed to take our time. The place is historic and beautiful. Thanks to all the staff.

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