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

A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.

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Gained great knowledge during our walk-through. Kid friendly our children had a good time all a while grasping interesting historic information.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gained great knowledge during our walk-through. Kid friendly our children had a good time all a while grasping interesting historic information.

Thank DJM0005
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has so much history in it's doors. The people that helped the state earn it's independence from England as well as become it's own state! There are memorials to everyone who did even the smallest incredible act of kindness!

Thank eamai71
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful grounds with statuary, history, architecture and gardens all for free as you walk the area at your leisure.

Thank dpapman
Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building's history is great, but one would be overcome with nausea from the aura of the turncoat congressmen and governor! PS: Deo Vindice!!!!!

Thank Mike H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just the outside grounds and views of the building are enough to wow you but wait till you get inside. Absolutely breathtaking! So much adventure! The kids loved it as did we.

1 Thank Mark M
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole area is very clean ,with well maintained and tranquil gardens. As a non US visitor I found the history interesting and my visit a quiet interlude during a full schedule.

Thank Monty B
Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,957 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the town is squeezing in on the site, commerce crowding out staes rights perhaps. steely historic building well maintained with a monuments decorating the grounds. limestone ad marble provided a cooling sentinel on hot day.

Thank bbqman3341
Lynbrook, New York
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158 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did not have time to tour inside but we walked around the grounds of this lovely location. The plaques and statues were so informative. It was a great way to learn some interesting history and it is an appealing location to walk around. Hope to get on a tour next time!

Thank palomino62
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour. Great architecture. The history seems to be everywhere of what the people of the south call the "War of Northern Aggression"

Thank caleb s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was driving and came across the State House. The building itself is worth to see as it is gorgeous. The campus is very well kept and just beautiful. Would definitely recommend at least driving by!

Thank MCR02477

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