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“Watch out for the Sword or the Mace”

South Carolina State House
Ranked #2 of 109 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
Reviewed June 22, 2012

We visited the State House on June 20th. I did not find free parking around the State House. We had to park in a parking garage. When you finished the security check, go to the visitor's bureau. There you can get a self guiding booklet of the house and the grounds.
In every state that we visit we always visit the State House. This one is on the inside very beautiful.
If the House of Representatives is in session you can only view it from the balcony. Then you can see the Mace in front of the tribune. In the Senate you will see the Sword.

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Reviewed June 14, 2012

The first 15 minutes of the tour consist of a movie which is informative - though much of the info is repeated by the tour guide. Our tour guide was excellent and it was obvious he was enthusiastic about the history of the Capitol. The building itself is very elegant and considering the it costs nothing to enter it is a must do in Columbia

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

This Free Tour is awesome and loaded with history, young children may be bored but my 8 year niece loved it and the State Museum the best!

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Reviewed May 14, 2012

excellent state house with a lot of exhibits and interesting sights. Well presented to the casual visitor

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Reviewed May 14, 2012

The grounds are nice to walk around, or run the stairs for a good workout.

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