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Address: 1100 Gervais St, 1100 Gervais St, 29201-6215, Columbia, South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29201-6215
Phone Number:
+1 803-734-2430
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.

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NICE TOUR

We were not aware there were free tours of the State House. We arrived at 2:30pm and took a tour. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended if you go to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chiki2399
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Darlington, South Carolina, United States
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Darlington, South Carolina, United States
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234 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were not aware there were free tours of the State House. We arrived at 2:30pm and took a tour. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended if you go to the State capital.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must see for tourist as well as citizens of the State of South Carolina, Local Schools tour often, the video presentation was very informative and the tour guide was knowledgeable.

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Saluda, South Carolina
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our state capital building is rich in history and a site to behold. The grounds are very beautiful with all types of trees and flowers to see. The inside the building is breathtakingly beautiful. The granite walls and marble floors are sublime. You can just feel the history all around. It's worth a viewing and it's free.

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Thank 500harriettr
TN
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122 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a stroll around the capital, see the history in the statues and monuments, there's a lot to read in just a walk around the block. Worth the stop!

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Lodi, California
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really liked seeing the stars on the side of the building where cannon ball impacted during the Civil War. The building was truly beautiful. Missed the gift shop though as it was closed on Confederate Memorial Day.

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Thank Douglas O
North Augusta, South Carolina
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103 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter's 4th grade class went here for a field trip and I chaperoned. We were able to see a lot of the sculptures during a scavenger hunt. If you can only see one, I recommend the African American memorial. Not only is there a diagram of the inhumane travel across the Middle Passage, but the bas relief timeline of... More 

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Thank Deargceann
Columbia, United States
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building that captures a lot of beauty and history of our great state of South Carolina. Nice gift shop with many items with our popular palmetto tree state flag.

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Thank Glenda Q
Fair Play, South Carolina
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great was to spend a couple of hours. We wondered throughout the grounds taking pictures of all the monuments and statues. We also did the guided tour of inside the State House. That was informative and quite enjoyable except for one fact; The house resonates all voices and noises except for our tour guide. We could hardly... More 

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Thank RICHARD F
North Ridgeville, Ohio
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58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

The Capitol offered tours but, as a civil war buff, the details about the Civil War were lacking, save for the cannon ball shots on the building. Columbia, despite its historic role in the civil war, is sorely lacking on memorials of the war...it's almost as though the city wants to forget it.

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Thank josephlwagner
Warwickshire, UK
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130 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

There wasn't much to see in Columbia but the state house was very impressive and well worth a walk to take a look

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