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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
Today
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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Impressive architecture!

Glad that we were able to stop in the capitol and make it to this beautiful, old building. Not to mention plenty of nice restaurants, coffee shops, etc that were within easy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Glad that we were able to stop in the capitol and make it to this beautiful, old building. Not to mention plenty of nice restaurants, coffee shops, etc that were within easy walking distance.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds are great in March. The azaleas and dogwood are going crazy. We spent time checking out the statue and monuments. Wade Hampton of course, but when have you seen a Mexican War Memorial. The building was closed.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a cool but beautiful day so perfect for photographs as we walked around taking in the exterior. There is plenty to see outside And so much more inside. We started with a tour given by Jill and there were just the two of us at 3.30 whereas earlier the tours were full of local third graders Plenty of... More 

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Thank David G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The state house is one of the most beautiful buildings in Columbia. Definitely worth checking out. Offer free tours.

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not have time for a tour but stopped to look at the exterior of the building and the grounds. We had no trouble finding a place to park. The gardens were very nice with azaleas, spring bulbs and flowering trees in bloom. The monuments interspersed throughout the site were interesting to read. Perhaps because the weather was so... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not view the interior as it was closed, but the exterior provided lots of blooming plants including azaleas, quince, camellias, and pansies. There was a lot of historical markers and statues and stars on the outside make where cannonballs hit the outside of the building during the war. The University of South Carolina is right across the street... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While traveling with my husband for business, my infant daughter and I would walk from our hotel to the state house. We were able to tour the facility, watch the state government proceedings, and we almost met Gov. Haley. It's a very pretty building with signaficant history to South Carolina.

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Suzano, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The state House is very beautiful and so is the park. You can walk or run in the park, feed the squirrels, do a picnic... It's up to you. I really enjoy going there to relax. You can do a state House tour but I never did so I don't know if it's good.

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Ingleside, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

State house tour took into account the history of the state and it's political background. From the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the changes that have occurred to the state within the past 60 years. It's a short one hour tour, free of charge. Well worth the time. The Capital grounds are well manicured with statues and monuments reflecting... More 

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Thank Rodney B
West Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting in the gallery as a Joint Meeting of the General Assembly is taking place or just watching on either side watching the House or the Senate as they do the work to run the State. Every year I attend the Joint Meeting of both the House and the Senate as they are addressed by the national Commander of the... More 

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