It is GREAT touring the grounds of the SC State House for that outdoor park and virtual history lesson all in one.
While the South Carolina State House is a fine State Capitol building, the movie about the building and the subsequent tour of the building was disappointing. The movie provided lots of information but the narration was annoyingly rushed, as if the narrator had to speak quickly to fit too much information into too little time. This was unfortunate. Then the... More
Grounds are well maintained and easily found from downtown areas. Parking was difficult at first but go "behind" the State House where the campus begins and it is easier to find a meter. We only explored the outside grounds but it was nice. Don't understand the confederate flag being flown but I understand it's a local disagreement too and I'm... More
A very nice building. Unfortunately, when I went, there were a ton of school groups there full of small children. The tour office was very nice, but told me that a tour was about to start and then never started it. I wound up just tagging along on one of the school groups' tours. The grounds of the capitol are... More
When visiting Columbia, I love walking on the grounds of the Capital. They are well kept with the capital building in the center. There are numerous statues and graden areas. It is a very peaceful spot.
This was our 22nd state capitol building visited. The grounds are well manicured, with several interesting monuments scattered about. Took a guided tour of the interior, which begins with a 15 minute movie about the history of the capitol. Our guide was very knowledgeable and with only 4 people on the tour we were able to ask as many questions... More
Highly impressed after being a little skeptical before-hand. Interior architecture, art work, cultural displays, furnishings were all outstanding. Worth the more than 50 years it took to complete the building. About 250 years of South Carolina history seemed well-presented. Taylor was the excellent guide for our group.
We stopped in for a brief visit to see this historic civil war site. The reality of the damage of war was evident. The grounds are well-kept and the monuments were nice. We didn't explore much inside because we weren't sure if we were allowed to walk up the stairs. We didn't stay for free the guided tour because we... More
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