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South Carolina State House

Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Interesting history

It's a nice area to walk and see some of the statues. There are stars on the building marking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GBruz
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Ellicott City, Maryland
History lesson

Road Trip! The last of 5 state Capitols visited on this road trip, and one of the best. We joined... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dan949A
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1100 Gervais St, 1100 Gervais St, 29201-6215, Columbia, South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29201-6215
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a nice area to walk and see some of the statues. There are stars on the building marking where it was hit by canon bombs

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GBruz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Road Trip! The last of 5 state Capitols visited on this road trip, and one of the best. We joined a school group of 3rd graders for our tour. Our tour guide, Jill, did an excellent job on the tour. It started with a very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dan949A
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful building, a working state seat of government. The building had beautiful wood designs and the ceiling are stunning. You make take a free guided tour. The gift shop has nice souvenirs.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Confederate Flag is gone, but SC history was alive and well at the free tour of the State House Building. There are 24 statues and exhibits on the grounds outside the building, and you can walk around the building and count the cannonballs that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely building. Lived up to advance billing. Knowledgeable and courteous tour guides. Well worth the time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tom C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a small but architecturally interesting State House. Nice to sit in the balconies of the SC senate and house and watch proceedings.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic tour with Paul at the State Capital Building. The movie before the tour is excellent and the walking tour was educational and beautiful. The building is grand with some beautiful glass windows. Tours are given at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour of the grand old building. Lots of history from one of the original 13 states. Tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. An interesting education.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tdw295
Reviewed 4 February 2019

Well worth the time exploring the outside and inside of the SC State Capital, especially if you like history. It is a beautiful building. We went on a Saturday and there were not a lot of people on the inside. It is FREE. You do...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PaulBeve
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Bryan did a superb job of explaining the history of South Carolina as he introduced a fairly large tour group to the features of the SC Statehouse and the role it has played in the history of this beautiful state!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 23sandi
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sallysue1279
26 July 2017|
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Response from Kathryn P | Property representative |
Our tours are complimentary, but we do offer a Gift Shop with unique South Carolina merchandise. Hope you'll visit soon!
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fr0sty7
30 July 2016|
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Response from bakfar | Reviewed this property |
The State house should be of great interest to kids but ONLY if it is in session. Then it is great to see governing in action and the term lobbying takes on a new meaning when seen live. Make your plans accordingly.
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fr0sty7
30 July 2016|
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Response from JackR46 | Reviewed this property |
Note - you do not have to take the official tour - you can take you own self-guided tour most of the time when the building is open for guided tours. Here's what their offical website says: • While the legislature is in... More
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