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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
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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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State House historic and beautiful

The state house is beautiful on the inside. Admission is free. If your in downtown and showing your visiting friends/relatives around stop by.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bear, Delaware
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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The state house is beautiful on the inside. Admission is free. If your in downtown and showing your visiting friends/relatives around stop by.

Thank akthetraveler
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 6 year old actually even enjoyed the tour...beautiful building and lots of history, love the cannon ball markers on the outside plus really pretty grounds now

Thank Tim L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Felt as though I was unwelcome. Beautiful interior and classic exterior but everywhere I turned I had eyes on me. I was alone in shorts with a camera, yet felt as if I would make everyone more comfortable by leaving... so i did

Thank RichLoot
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We entered from Sumter St. which made the walk into the Capitol much easier especially for older folks or lazy ones. The grounds had benches and walking paths that were shaded by the many trees which took you away from the noise of the city and allowed for a nice stroll to the Capitol. You may take a guided tour... More 

Thank KDTM
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive structure nicely illuminated for night viewing... Stopped after a lovely dinner and late night stroll back to the hotel...

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds and lots of history. Look for the gold stars on the side of the building for where cannon balls hit during the war. Good museum inside.

Thank missbobbib
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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