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Address: 800 Richland St, Columbia, SC
Phone Number: 803/737-1710
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VERY Enjoyable!

I visited this mansion with my children during a Government Day and it was really nice. The tour guide was very sweet and very knowledgeable. She kept all the adults and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
BethIneson
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Irmo, South Carolina
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Irmo, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this mansion with my children during a Government Day and it was really nice. The tour guide was very sweet and very knowledgeable. She kept all the adults and children interested and had lovely stories to share. The mansion public area is beautiful and very well maintained and the grounds are completely gorgeous. I hope to take any... More 

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Reservation by email through Nancy Bunch. Directions and parking information was perfect. My guide Dell knew tons of information about the mansion, it's contents and previous occupants. I love the history in South Carolina, and she just made me want to dig even deeper. Joined by a home schooled young man (with his mom and grand mom) that told me... More 

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Darlington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I loved my visit to the Governor's Mansion in Columbia. So elegant, great tour directors... get to feel how the first family of SC live.. and how other's have lived there. See beautiful artifacts given by other dignitaries and countries.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful small tour. Lady conducting the tour (sorry, I forgot her name) was truly passionate for our local history and for the treasures located in the mansion. Overall, worth the stop! Email ahead of time to secure your time.

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Bennettsville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Beautiful only seen it as we drove by so beautiful it is so beautiful the State of South Carolina has beautiful attractions everywhere all over the State.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I liked the beauty of the property. The guard was very friendly and helpful. The only thing I did not like is that Nikki, the governor, is a republican.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We joined a small school group tour. The tour guide handled the group well, with humor and patience. Beautiful property, interesting history. Highly recommend, whether you're from the state or not. To schedule a tour, fill out a contact form online with preferred times/dates. Arrive a few minutes early for your parking pass if you can find an empty parking... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The grounds and gardens are simply wonderful. well maintained. nice place for a walk. The tour of the mansion is nice as well. Go during Christmas for a tour and the house is decorated quite lovely. There is a small gift shop located in one of the old buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

What a wonderful tour with a guide and we were the only ones that morning! It's a beautiful Mansion with so many intresting treasures in each room. Our guide works there and was very knowledgable which is what made the tour so interesting and enhoyable. I would definately recomend .going here! After the tour you are akkiwed to wander through... More 

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Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took a tour of the Governor's mansion. What a fantastic place. Fantastic gardens outside. The tour guide, Christian Green was more than excellent. His knowledge was extremely good and he was very warm, and friendly. I would highly recommend him. The mansion is beautiful and filled with antique treasures and historical artifacts. What a wonderful visit!

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