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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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Beautiful building.

I really liked seeing the stars on the side of the building where cannon ball impacted during the... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Douglas O
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Lodi, California
School field trip

My daughter's 4th grade class went here for a field trip and I chaperoned. We were able to see a... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Deargceann
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North Augusta, South Carolina
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A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 11 May 2017

I really liked seeing the stars on the side of the building where cannon ball impacted during the Civil War. The building was truly beautiful. Missed the gift shop though as it was closed on Confederate Memorial Day.

Thank Douglas O
Reviewed 10 May 2017

My daughter's 4th grade class went here for a field trip and I chaperoned. We were able to see a lot of the sculptures during a scavenger hunt. If you can only see one, I recommend the African American memorial. Not only is there a...More

Thank Deargceann
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful building that captures a lot of beauty and history of our great state of South Carolina. Nice gift shop with many items with our popular palmetto tree state flag.

Thank Glenda Q
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This was a great was to spend a couple of hours. We wondered throughout the grounds taking pictures of all the monuments and statues. We also did the guided tour of inside the State House. That was informative and quite enjoyable except for one fact;...More

Thank RICHARD F
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Capitol offered tours but, as a civil war buff, the details about the Civil War were lacking, save for the cannon ball shots on the building. Columbia, despite its historic role in the civil war, is sorely lacking on memorials of the war...it's almost...More

Thank josephlwagner
Reviewed 15 April 2017

There wasn't much to see in Columbia but the state house was very impressive and well worth a walk to take a look

Thank BasherWarwickshire
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My kids enjoy the grounds and history, but they prefer the buildings that provide more access to the inside of the house and senate meeting rooms. This is a good location for walking tour with the university near by. No bad things to say.

1  Thank Brian C
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Free short tours Monday through Friday on the half hour. The guide was excellent and I enjoyed the tidbits of South Carolina state history, like learning that revolutionary war general Thomas Sumter was the "first" gamecock. Beautiful grounds and monuments to see outside as well....More

Thank Marcia W
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Many statues, plaques and artwork to perk your interest in history. Well manicured grounds and walkways. The memorial for slaves is very interesting. There is also a law enforcement memorial. Check out the 6 bronze stars on the capitol wall. These cover impact holes from...More

Thank armymajdad
Reviewed 31 March 2017

If you go, you should probably do the tour if you want to spend a good portion of time there. We spent maybe 20 minutes inside and used the self guided tour pamphlet, but it really was kind of a let down. No body inside...More

2  Thank BMeghanG
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fr0sty7
What is the web site? Is this attraction interesting for children ages 10 and 12?
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
What hours and days is the state house open.
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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Kim H
Is the State House wheelchair accessible?
28 May 2016|
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Response from Lovetotravel11177777 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is, but I would call them to verify before you go. The grounds surrounding the state house are. Hope this helps.
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