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South Carolina State House

1100 Gervais St, 1100 Gervais St, 29201-6215, Columbia, South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29201-6215
+1 803-734-2430
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I did not go into the State House but the surrounding park was one of my favorite places. Shady... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Shaymus
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Buffalo NY
Beautiful building and grounds

The State House is a must see while in Columbia. The building is open to visitors and free guided... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GoLeafs85
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A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
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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 6 days ago

I did not go into the State House but the surrounding park was one of my favorite places. Shady and peaceful. Nice pathways and beautiful old trees.

Thank Shaymus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The State House is a must see while in Columbia. The building is open to visitors and free guided tours are available. The interior is spectacular! The building was renovated a few years back and is now immaculate and fully restored. Well worth a visit...More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of the South Carolina state house was great for serval reasons, the main two being that it was free and very informative. The tour times during the week day are at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. So if you can find a parking spot...More

Thank Will H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place to visit. Completely renovated to its historical elegance, the building houses the governing offices and chambers . There are free tours Monday-Friday and a lovely gift shop which is the only place where you can get the state china. Enter...More

Thank MaryLou B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: The architecture was amazing from the paneling to the mouldings and the ornate light fixtures. There is also a beautiful mosaic on one of the upper floors. Grounds were nicely landscaped. Gift shop staff were very nice. Cons: Unable to get to some places...More

Thank RoapTripper3081
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This State House has been well maintained and offers guided as well as self-guided tours. They also show a very informative short film that tells about the history of the building as well as how the legislative process works in South Carolina.The staff is very...More

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent some time today just walking the grounds, seeing the monuments, etc. Beautiful area and a lot of history.

Thank Marlena B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a "must see" on any Columbia, SC trip. The grounds are beautiful and the statues and monuments bring history alive. Do not miss the African American interpretive exhibit outside--the sculpture works are provocative and amazing. Inside the history and ambiance are wonderful. As a...More

Thank Piscatore2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit State Houses whenever we can so this was just another. But the surprise came inside. Instead of the usual officious marble everywhere, there was lots of warm wood and stained glass. Not quite so much art work as some but a really lovely...More

Thank shenandoah1506
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I visited the State House during the eclipse event weekend. It was late in the evening, and the building was closed, but we only wanted to see the grounds anyway. We climbed to the top of the steps, and sat down, and...More

Thank Esmeray1
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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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