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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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Beauty, History and Government Collide

Take time to visit this beautiful and historic reminder of our nations roots, revelry, art and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Patti B
Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Someone really put some thought into this statehouse complex. I've visited a few state capitols... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Richmond, Virginia
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A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1100 Gervais St, 1100 Gervais St, 29201-6215, Columbia, South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29201-6215
+1 803-734-2430
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Take time to visit this beautiful and historic reminder of our nations roots, revelry, art and current operation of government. The grounds are a botanical feast, flittered with numerous artistic monuments and remembrances. The building itself is a work of art, boasting modern earthquake proof...More

Thank Patti B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Someone really put some thought into this statehouse complex. I've visited a few state capitols, and SC's may be the prettiest. Love all the flowers and the monuments surrounding the building. Parking was a breeze; but I visited on a Sunday morning, so I expect...More

Thank mijacks1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This statehouse has a lively feel due to recent restoration and activity throughout the building. Peer into the chambers where the state senate meet, for example, or marvel at the accomplishments of John Calhoun by his statue. The grounds around the statehouse are a veritable...More

Thank EugeC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's always something going on outside, often a demonstration or protest or fundraiser. The tours are informative and let you peek into the house and senate. Nice little souvenir shop.

Thank mw123123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited "South Carolina State House" on a Saturday not expecting tours to be given. We were pleasantly surprised to find parking on the street just behind the State House. As we were walking the grounds, we noticed a sign that stated "Free Tours". We...More

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our tour of the South Carolina State House. The building, interior decor and areas around the outsde where fantastic. we were amazed at the bronze stars on the building marking where the cannon balls struck the building during the Civil War.

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend a guided tour. It takes roughly one hour and is well worth it. I have visited Columbia a number of times now and have always wanted to see the State House. I'm glad I did. I learned so much like there are...More

Thank DonnaZ597
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was Saturday and unfortunately the State House was closed to the public. However we were able to wander in the beautiful grounds and get a good view of the amazing building though our visit was much quicker than anticipated. We were lucky enough to...More

Thank Gill H
Kathryn P, Manager at South Carolina State House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our State House is open ever Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm, except the Saturdays after Thanksgiving and Christmas. We encourage all of our visitors to come and enjoy the history and beauty of this wonderful building. Thanks, for your visit, Gill!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited court house beautiful oils building government was not in session could view chambers. Small gift shop. Lots of benches outside to enjoy the view. Close to restaurants, had glass of wine across street in outdoor tables! Lovely afternoon!

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a Saturday morning touring the Capitol grounds and interior. It was rich in history and a lovely place to visit. If you go when the chambers are in session, you may watch the proceedings. No tickets are needed. There are guided tours by...More

Thank Janice P
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29 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.
29 July 2016|
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
Kim H
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.