South Carolina State House Grounds: Self-Guided Walking Tour
- 1100 Gervais Street
- Columbia, SC 29201
- Phone: 803-734-2430
- Hours: Building Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm; Gift Shop Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 4:30 pm, First Sat. of each month, 9:00am - 4:30pm
- Visit Website
Take a moment and discover nature and history on the Capitol grounds.
The State Capitol Complex sits on 18 beautifully landscaped acres, and these grounds are as much a part of history as the debates that took place under that shimmering copper dome. Here, Sherman's cannons shelled the blue granite walls of the unfinished Capitol. Here, tens of thousands of citizens rallied on behalf of civil rights. Here, governors are inaugurated on the same steps where children play.
Your tour begins at the front of the State House, with the Confederate monument. Stop by the Columbia Regional Visitors Center to pick up a brochure with full walking tour details.