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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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Full of HIstory

Tours of the South Carolina State House are full of history of our great state. The State House is... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Vicki F
Great Piece of History

This building is such a great example of historical architecture right in the center of downtown... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Taia M
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A beautiful building with wonderful architectural detail.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 October 2017

Tours of the South Carolina State House are full of history of our great state. The State House is beautiful. Many tours you will see state congress people milling around. Many times you can actually go in with the legislature when they are in session....More

Thank Vicki F
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This building is such a great example of historical architecture right in the center of downtown. The building is well maintained and the yards are amazing as well!

Thank Taia M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Toured the State House with visiting out of state family members. The tour was a great success. They enjoyed the informative movie, lively and engaging docent who interacted with our teenagers, and the very welcomed air conditioning. The docent made a point to speak about...More

Thank RebeRichards
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Tours are free! The State House staff provide outstanding tour guides who are well versed about the history of the state and the role of the State House. There is also a very nice souvenir shop. Plenty to see inside and outside the building. It...More

Thank Louis D
Reviewed 25 September 2017

With all the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, the State House is still a great place to visit. The grounds are groomed and maintained beautifully. You may also go inside the capital and listen to all the things the State is talking about. It’s a...More

Thank SunnySam14
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The artifacts and design were beautiful!! So regal! So glad I toured it!! The tour guide was very knowledgeable in telling us how everything was then and now.

Thank 379michelledawns
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I did not go into the State House but the surrounding park was one of my favorite places. Shady and peaceful. Nice pathways and beautiful old trees.

Thank Shaymus
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The State House is a must see while in Columbia. The building is open to visitors and free guided tours are available. The interior is spectacular! The building was renovated a few years back and is now immaculate and fully restored. Well worth a visit...More

Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The tour of the South Carolina state house was great for serval reasons, the main two being that it was free and very informative. The tour times during the week day are at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. So if you can find a parking spot...More

Thank Will H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a beautiful place to visit. Completely renovated to its historical elegance, the building houses the governing offices and chambers . There are free tours Monday-Friday and a lovely gift shop which is the only place where you can get the state china. Enter...More

Thank MaryLou B
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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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