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Address: 1100 Gervais St, 1100 Gervais St, 29201-6215, Columbia, South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29201-6215
Phone Number: +1 803-734-2430
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.

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We attempted to tour the State House the day after Thanksgiving, and were disappointed to find that it wasn't open. Maybe that's common sense, but if I were to re-do my afternoon... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We attempted to tour the State House the day after Thanksgiving, and were disappointed to find that it wasn't open. Maybe that's common sense, but if I were to re-do my afternoon in Columbia, I'd be sure to call ahead to ensure they were open and if they were offering tours! I found the website to be lacking information since... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a few photos. It's a beautiful building. Love the giant Christmas tree that was out front.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The SC state capital is so historic and beautiful. The architecture is so impressive and the grounds are sprawling and peaceful.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You won't be disappointed. It was interesting for my family, having recently moving here from the Great White North. But, everyone talks funny down here.

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Thank Jim M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was number 19 of state houses for my family. The grounds are nice. We took the guided tour Kathy was our guide and she was superb. We really enjoy the short film at the beginning of the tour wish all state houses had them. There is so much history in the building. Copper dome truly a beauty to see.

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The SC State House offers amazing history, interesting architecture, gorgeous green lawns and sidewalk paths perfect for a stroll to admire the flowers, and you can even run the stairs for a great workout! Add this beautiful place to your must see list!

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Thank AAlimo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hi All, This place is filled with history. My wife and I took a self guided tour. There was plenty of historical things to see on the property. The building and grounds are beautiful. It was a great way to kill an afternoon.

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Thank Jim G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

What a wonderful surprise to find an entire area dedicated to our (Black) history on the east side of the South Carolina State House! The sculptures are beautiful! Be sure to bring a camera as the flowers, trees, and scenery demand photography. We only walked around the outside but plan to return for the inside tour. Sunday afternoon was perfect... More 

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Thank Mama T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The grounds and surrounding areas are full of sculptures. The tour was excellent. We were hoping to see the governor because she was in her office but her staff was there and looked very busy. The renovation done on this building is outstanding! The artwork of some of the people representing South Carolina gave us a better understanding of their... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I were in the area and decided to take a self guided your of the State House and I am very glad we did. It is a beautiful place with a lot of history. We learned a lot about Columbia and South Carolina and spent a bit more time than we planned to due to the many... More 

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