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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 but also comfortable

I love visiting state houses, and this one was a great addition. It's a beautiful building with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
apdemas
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Herndon, Virginia
Great, Interesting place to visit

The grounds of the capital were amazing the sights were great to see. There were many monuments to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matt I
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Providence, Rhode Island
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A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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 love visiting state houses, and this one was a great addition. It's a beautiful building with lots of history, obviously, and everyone I ran into that worked here was quite friendly. It's also one of the more comfortable state houses I've been to-there are...More

Thank apdemas
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds of the capital were amazing the sights were great to see. There were many monuments to see and well worth 30 minutes to walk around

Thank Matt I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous building, amazing history, and free. What more could you want? It really is worth your time. Maybe it is worth your time more than once since each tour guide focuses on different aspects of the history. So many Capitol buildings mirror the National Capitol....More

Thank 574bobv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building. I'm glad we took the tour. It was very informative. The video gave a good overview. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Thank Belinda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short video was nice overview. Went on a Saturday when legislature was off, so could only view from locked doors. This is a great building with a rich history and architecture. Only takes an hour, well worth your time. The stained glass, the meeting room,...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Latched onto a tour here and it is well worth the time. The house of representatives were in session at the time late afternoon. Wonder who they represent besides themselves? The tour guide was great and what a fantastic way to get the local history...More

Thank gregoryhW5089PE
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Centrally-located seat of SC government is popular with residents and tourists alike. Always visitors on-site-- frequently to take wedding photos. Understand tours are available, but ok to admire the building, grounds and history from outside, too. Well located close to restaurants, bars and USC.

Thank MichaelM-SC
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The grounds were gorgeous. I loved the recommended walking trails, and the public sculpture tucked in between the buildings.

Thank kaufmansn
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Had a fun and interesting visit to the South Carolina State Capitol. Our guide was informative. The architecture was beautiful. I would recommend it all who visit Columbia. It takes about an hour to visit and it is wise to call ahead and make reservations...More

Thank Dodd D
Reviewed 13 October 2017

While in Columbia for the Eclipse 2017 event we made sure to visit every significant site we could during our short four day stay. Unfortunately, we missed the last tour of the day. But in the short time we had we were able to cover...More

Thank JVC4NYC
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sallysue1279
25 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
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.
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fr0sty7
29 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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