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Governor's Mansion

800 Richland St, Columbia, SC 29201-2397
+1 803-737-3000
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Beautiful grounds

It was nice to see how well taken care of our Governors Mansion is. Such a nice serene place to... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Fair Play, South Carolina
Great Piece of South Carolina History

The Governor's Mansion provides an fascinating look at South Carolina and Columbia's past... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Columbia, South Carolina
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26 Apr 2017
“Beautiful grounds”
26 Oct 2016
“Great Piece of South Carolina History”
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800 Richland St, Columbia, SC 29201-2397
+1 803-737-3000
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

It was nice to see how well taken care of our Governors Mansion is. Such a nice serene place to just wander around and get lost in your thoughts.

Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Governor's Mansion provides an fascinating look at South Carolina and Columbia's past. Originally part of a military academy, the surviving building makes for a unique residence.

Thank SCC1992
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My spouse's group enjoyed a nice morning touring the Mansion and the Gardens in the complex. The most ornate gardens are open to the public anytime and would make a lovely backdrop for pictures. The house itself is full of interesting historic pieces and our...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Recently attended a wedding here and was very impressed with everything on the grounds. The gardens are without a doubt breathtaking. These gardens easily rank among the top in the country. The actual event took place in the Lace house. This is a treasure. The...More

Thank jeoiwo
Reviewed 1 April 2016

If you are from South Carolina, you should make this a stop. The Mansion is beautiful and the gardens/grounds are very well kept.I loved the "hidden" gardens! The chandlers and silver were stunning! Learned about our former governors as well as our current one,Governor Nikki...More

Thank Mimi W
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I walked around the perimeter of the property on an early Sunday morning. The camelias were in bloom and the majestic trees surrounding the property are impressive. You can see a couple of the houses on the grounds. Beautiful black iron fencing too.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I visited this mansion with my children during a Government Day and it was really nice. The tour guide was very sweet and very knowledgeable. She kept all the adults and children interested and had lovely stories to share. The mansion public area is beautiful...More

Thank BethIneson
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Reservation by email through Nancy Bunch. Directions and parking information was perfect. My guide Dell knew tons of information about the mansion, it's contents and previous occupants. I love the history in South Carolina, and she just made me want to dig even deeper. Joined...More

Thank scarolinamama
Reviewed 12 June 2015

I loved my visit to the Governor's Mansion in Columbia. So elegant, great tour directors... get to feel how the first family of SC live.. and how other's have lived there. See beautiful artifacts given by other dignitaries and countries.

Thank Debbiekay007
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Beautiful small tour. Lady conducting the tour (sorry, I forgot her name) was truly passionate for our local history and for the treasures located in the mansion. Overall, worth the stop! Email ahead of time to secure your time.

Thank poizenivey
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21 January 2016|
Response from scarolinamama | Reviewed this property |
About an hour and a half to two hours. There free street parking just outside the gates.