South Carolina State House, Columbia

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  • August 8, 2017
    The State House tour was very informative, as South Carolina has been the site of many historic events. In addition, Columbia and the State House figure prominently in many wars and events.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Beautiful inside, great architecture in and out. Full of Civil War and Confederate history. Nice monuments surrounding the building including the Wade Hampton equestrian statue. Give yourself an hour ...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Had our own private tour of the Senate House - fabulous. The guide was excellent and we learnt a lot about the building, the history of South Carolina, politics and so much more. And all for free.  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    Tours are available but you can also walk through the building unescorted. Beautiful wood decor, and interesting historical information/pictures are displayed throughout. There's a small African-American display on the grounds. Good place to visit if you're in downtown.
  • July 7, 2017
    At the top of the stairs at State House there is a great view of main street and all the surrounding buildings. It's especially beautiful at night with a calm breeze.
  • May 16, 2017
    This place is way cooler on the inside than I thought it would be. The standout room for me was the House of Representatives room, on the second floor I think. The gift shop had some good stuff and it wasn't ridiculously expensive either. I just wish they would bring back the seersucker ties with the Palmetto/Crescent on them!
  • June 14, 2017
    Beautiful, accessible to citizens, historic - the walls radiate history. Every SC citizen should go see inside at least once. You can even watch the House and Senate in session from the balcony!
  • March 13, 2017
    Great place to visit both as a local and a visitor. Went through a tour of the State House with some out if town relatives and not only is it beautiful on the inside and enriched with a great history, the guide that we had did a great job and you could tell they were passionate about their job. Gift shop was small and affordable and nice staff working there as well.

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