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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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Gorgeous grounds

We did not tour the inside, however the grounds outside are worth seeing. Really beautiful with a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
vallarina
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vallarina
Impressive building

My husband and I were touring the city and were impressed with this building in the middle of town... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SharonB2
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Havelock, North Carolina
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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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+1 803-734-2430
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did not tour the inside, however the grounds outside are worth seeing. Really beautiful with a variety of flowers and trees through well maintained walkways.

Thank vallarina
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were touring the city and were impressed with this building in the middle of town. We hope to take the tour the next time we're in town.

Thank SharonB2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this capitol building and took the tour. It is a very impressive building. There's lots of dark wood and blue decor. It is one of the most beautiful state capitols we have ever been to. If you're in Columbia, don't miss this. Also,...More

Thank HeidiM929
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my daughter's graduation and we went along to let her show off what she liked about downtown Columbia. I didn't expect to become this interested in the "State House," but I couldn't help it. It was really novel and worth the visit.

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful statehouse with rich history, including cannon ball damage, which only took 55 years to complete. This is a must see capitol building in the top 5 for it's charm and story. Make sure you plan for the guided tour and see the sweet lady...More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

52 women from Aiken, SC toured the Capital Building on a rainy Friday in late October 2018. We were fortunate to have Kathryn Padgett as our tour guide that day. Her knowledge and passion for the job were amazing. We could have listened to her...More

Thank julie c
Kathryn P, Manager at South Carolina State House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! Your group was a privilege! Ya’ll come back!!!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we visited the state house on a lovely morning in July. We had a look around the grounds before going into the state house, and we learnt a whole lot about South Carolina's history. It was a lovely and knowledgable day, and I will be...More

Thank sophie4998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I toured the State House on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The tour guide was excellent, thorough and knowledgeable. By chance, a candidate for lieutenant governor was in the lobby, so the guide called her over to greet us. The guide skirted around...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although there was some amazing architecture in the building and wonderful artwork the tour was boring. I ended up leaving part way through and just wondering around the building on my own. Not worth waiting for a tour.

Thank mdjaao
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

It's pretty. I'd recommend the horseshoe at U of SC or here if you want a nice place to walk in the city. It's a cool building right in the center of cola.

Thank Marcus O
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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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