Visiting The State House

The State House is located at 1100 Gervais Street, which is at the intersection of Gervais and Main Streets, Columbia, South Carolina. Guided tours are available Monday through Friday free-of-charge. Each tour is preceded with the viewing of a 15 minute DVD on the history and architecture of the State House. Reservations for groups are recommended. Once a reservation is made, the tour office will send an information packet which includes information on parking. Typically, parking is allowed along Sumter Street for school buses and vans. Private vehicles must use metered spaces near the State House. For more information or to schedule a guided tour, call the Tour Office at (803) 734-2430.
 

Building Hours:
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Effective August 1, 2009 the State
House will be closed on weekends.

*Effective November 3, 2012, State House
Tours will be available on the first Saturday
of each month.

Gift Shop Hours:
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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    Driving Directions

    From Greenville SC: Follow I-385 S approximately 42.0 miles as it becomes I-26 E. Continue on I-26 E for approximately 55.9 miles. Take I-126 E / LESTER BATES FWY / US-76 E toward Columbia for 3.3 miles. Merge onto HUGER ST / US-176 E / US-21 S / US-321 S and continue for 1.0 mile. Turn LEFT onto GERVAIS ST / US-378 E / US-1 N and continue for 0.5 miles to ASSEMBLY and GERVAIS STREETS. Continue on Gervais Street to Main Street. The State House is located at the intersection of Gervais and Main Streets.

    From Charleston, SC: Follow I-26 W approximately 104.6 miles. Merge onto US-176 W / US-21 N / US-321 N via EXIT 115 toward CAYCE / COLUMBIA and continue for 6.0 miles. Turn LEFT onto US-176 / US-21 / US-321 / HUGER ST and continue for 0.5 miles. Turn RIGHT onto GERVAIS ST / US-378 E / US-1 N and continue for 0.5 miles to ASSEMBLY and GERVAIS STREETS. Continue on Gervais Street to Main Street. The State House is located at the intersection of Gervais and Main Streets.

    From Myrtle Beach, SC: Follow N KINGS HWY / US-17 BR to MAIN ST / US-501. Continue to follow US-501 N for 43.6 miles. Stay STRAIGHT to go onto US-501 BR N and follow for 0.4 miles. US-501 BR N becomes SC-576 W. Continue for 3.2 miles as SC-576 W becomes US-76 W. Continue for 22.5 miles. Turn RIGHT onto I-20 SPUR W / DAVID H MCLEOD BLVD. Continue to follow I-20 SPUR W for 2.1 miles. Take I-20 W and continue for 68.1 miles. Merge onto SC-277 S via EXIT 73A toward Columbia for 6.6 miles and turn RIGHT onto ELMWOOD AVE / US-76. Continue for 0.3 miles and turn LEFT onto ASSEMBLY ST / SC-48 S. Follow for 0.8 miles and turn LEFT onto US-378 E / US-1 N / GERVAIS ST. Continue on Gervais Street to Main Street. The State House is located at the intersection of Gervais and Main Streets.

    From Aiken, SC: Follow SC-19 N to I-20 E. Merge onto I-20 E and continue for 46.0 miles. Merge onto US-76 E via EXIT 64A toward Columbia and continue 4.1 miles. Merge onto HUGER ST / US-176 E / US-21 S / US-321 S and continue for 1.0 mile. Turn LEFT onto GERVAIS ST / US-378 E / US-1 N and continue for 0.5 miles to ASSEMBLY and GERVAIS STREETS. Continue on Gervais Street to Main Street. The State House is located at the intersection of Gervais and Main Streets.

    Map for Field Trip





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