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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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Lovely State House, Expert Tours

We so enjoyed our walk-around and tour of the South Carolina State House. The grounds were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
washington state
Much memorabilia in a handsome structure and beautifully kept grounds

History lovers will enjoy exploring the statues and plaques in the grounds, and visiting the upper... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
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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 1 week ago

We so enjoyed our walk-around and tour of the South Carolina State House. The grounds were immaculate, the monuments impressive and the Legislative Building magnificent. We took one of the tours of the interior and were blown away by the fine furnishings and layout and...More

1  Thank okeedoke
Reviewed 1 week ago

History lovers will enjoy exploring the statues and plaques in the grounds, and visiting the upper and lower chambers in the state's parlement, all very quiet on the Saturday I visited. Multiple tours are offered throughout the day and our guide was willing to take...More

Thank LisandroVoyager
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were traveling home,so we decided to see the State Capital of South Carolina. The grounds have large Magnolia's in bloom(in May). Well worth walking around to see the historical statues and commemorative displays. If your traveling the area, I would recommend...More

Thank norsk1_allen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the SC State house. The grounds are some of the nicest kept around, there are free tours here that are hosted by ppl extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and I also use the stairs to run. The grounds have become a popular site for...More

Thank travelguyIPA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked around the outside of the building and viewed the grounds. Take the time to look at all of the statues and monuments on the grounds. Also look for the bronze stars on the west side of the building. They mark locations where canon...More

Thank lambka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by prior to leaving Columbia, after attending a seminar, and we enjoyed the tour of this impressive structure. It offered a nice stroll of its grounds, besides the nice picturesque view of this imposing structure. The interior is as beautiful, so be sure...More

2  Thank Angel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Chiki2399
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank gdinking
Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

Thank 500harriettr
Reviewed May 14, 2017

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!

Thank redneckITengineer
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What is the web site? Is this attraction interesting for children ages 10 and 12?
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.
What hours and days is the state house open.
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
Kim H
Is the State House wheelchair accessible?
May 28, 2016|
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Response from Lovetotravel11177777 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is, but I would call them to verify before you go. The grounds surrounding the state house are. Hope this helps.