South Carolina State House, Columbia

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  • You really should tour the grounds and see each of the roughly 25 statues and plaques around the grounds and then take the free tour of the statehouse. If you are a native South carolinian, this tour ...  more »
  • Beautiful walkways around building. Helpful and knowledgeable tour guides. A must see when in Columbia.  more »
  • The SC State House is built on a combined 4 city blocks at the center of the city. Public access to 16 acres of grounds, gardens and walking trails is encouraged. The current building was built to be ...  more »
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  • The South Carolina State House is one of the most beautiful capitol buildings in America. Not only is the architecture of the building beautiful but also the grounds are a botanical garden with hundreds of different species of trees, bushes, and flowers. It is easy to spend hours walking along the many paths admiring the grounds. There are also many monuments, statues, and historical markers to enjoy. I have been to the capitol many times and it is enjoyable all year long. Don't forget to go inside the building itself. Take a guided tour or get a brochure and see it on your own.
  • 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 lots of chairs for lounging and chatting.
  • They offer free tours inside the statehouse. Its beautiful inside and historic beyond belief. The grounds are well maintained and have all kinds of different trees and statues. Its like a small park in the middle of the city of Columbia. Its a stone's throw from the REAL USC's campus and the historic Horseshoe. The whole area is beautiful with the massive trees and monuments.
  • The seat of representative government in South Carolina. An architectural masterpiece filled with artwork commemorating the state's central role in the formation and evolution of the USA. Peaceful, well-maintained grounds complement the structure. Inside, on weekdays, you can sit in the balcony of the Senate and watch the government proceedings - an interesting experience - and there are frequent political demonstrations in front of the building. I've been to many government buildings in many different countries; the SC State House is one of a kind due to its sacred atmosphere, openness to the citizenry, and professional administration and security.
  • The state house is absolutely beautiful! The interiors are breathtaking. There are guided tours that you can go on that are very informative and interesting. There is also a cool gift shop with a lot of fairly priced souvenirs. The staff at the state house were very friendly.

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