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South Carolina State House

1100 Gervais St, 1100 Gervais St, 29201-6215, Columbia, South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29201-6215
+1 803-734-2430
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Amazing history and construction behind this building

This was my husbands favorite stop because of the building construction. We were lucky enough to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Awesome African American history sculpture and a free tour of the statehouse!

You really should tour the grounds and see each of the roughly 25 statues and plaques around the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
William E
mt pleasant, sc
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A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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1100 Gervais St, 1100 Gervais St, 29201-6215, Columbia, South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29201-6215
+1 803-734-2430
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my husbands favorite stop because of the building construction. We were lucky enough to have a tour of the basement which is incredibly constructed. I can't even begin to give all of the details. Plus the interior is spectacular and to think it's...More

Thank Hello420
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really should tour the grounds and see each of the roughly 25 statues and plaques around the grounds and then take the free tour of the statehouse. If you are a native South carolinian, this tour is a must. The statehouse was hit by...More

Thank William E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful walkways around building. Helpful and knowledgeable tour guides. A must see when in Columbia.

Thank Dr. R. Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The SC State House is built on a combined 4 city blocks at the center of the city. Public access to 16 acres of grounds, gardens and walking trails is encouraged. The current building was built to be fire resistant including walls of stone, brick...More

Thank mlorahga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tour guides and film beforehand were very very good. The history of South Carolina's capital buildings is interesting. The mace and sword in the House and Senate are awesome. Loved seeing the Civil War "pock marks" on the outside of the building.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We signed up for the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable on the building and historical events. The tour was fascinating and the building very beautiful. Good for a rainy day!

Thank Michele739
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The South Carolina State House is a magnificent building. They offer free tours and they also at times project a movie about the building and government in South Carolina. There is also a very nice souvenir shop. The building is elegant and very well maintained....More

Thank Louis D
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular visual current and historical self and guided tours including marvelous indoor and outdoor art work, statuary, historic artifacts and trivia, and educational live current political events in the making. I highly recommend the guided tour and visiting the floor where political policies and decisions...More

Thank Patti B
Reviewed December 20, 2017

We (two young adults) toured the building on a rainy December day. We were the only two on the tour and had a wonderful experience. The tour started out with a good 15 minute video, especially great on a day like this where walking the...More

Thank McKenna N
Kathryn P, Manager at South Carolina State House, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2017

Thanks, you two! It was my pleasure to share this beautiful building!!!

Reviewed December 18, 2017

We happened to be walking past on Saturday afternoon and saw a sign for the tour. Went in to ask about it and was told that the tour began in about 5 minutes (good timing). The tour starts out with a brief video. Then continues...More

Thank KenHudson
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July 25, 2017|
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Response from Kathryn P | Property representative |
Our tours are complimentary, but we do offer a Gift Shop with unique South Carolina merchandise. Hope you'll visit soon!
July 29, 2016|
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Response from bakfar | Reviewed this property |
The State house should be of great interest to kids but ONLY if it is in session. Then it is great to see governing in action and the term lobbying takes on a new meaning when seen live. Make your plans accordingly.
July 29, 2016|
Response from JackR46 | Reviewed this property |
Note - you do not have to take the official tour - you can take you own self-guided tour most of the time when the building is open for guided tours. Here's what their offical website says: • While the legislature is in... More