Columbia, SC Attractions - The South Carolina State Capitol Building and Grounds
With all the things to do in downtown Columbia, SC, on of the often over looked attractions in the South Carolina State Capitol Building and grounds right in the heart of the city. They themselves can be a fascinating adventure for both visitors and locals alike.
The South Carolina State Capitol Building is made of Granite with a copper dome, one of it's most well known features, that's visible for various points throughout the city.Weighing in at more than 70,000 tons and a gross square footage of 130,673 feet, it certainly stands out from it's raised grounds. The North entrance faces Gervais Street and the South side faces South Main Street, placing the Capitol Building in a prime location in the heart of the South Carolina's Capitol city.
The Corinthian Columns are monolith by design, carved from a single piece of stone, and are among the largest in the world. Each column stands 43 feet high and weighs in at 37 tons a piece. The dome was adding between 1900 and 1902 and used 44,000 pounds of copper to cover the outside, delivering it's unique appearance.
In total there three buildings on the grounds, with the Gassette Building and the Blatt Building making up the others, but none as stately and stunning as the Capitol Building itself.Within the grounds there are plenty of spots to stop and marvel at this fantastic display of architecture and the lush, green grounds that surround it. With many monuments, landscaped areas, wonderful green grass , walkways, and a rose garden, the grounds themselves are a sight to behold. Each vantage point gives you a spectacular view of the Capitol Building as well as the heart of the city.
The Capitol building is located just off of Gervais street, in the middle of Main, right on the edge of the Congaree Vista. So the next time you are in the Columbia area, stop by and see what these wonderful grounds have to offer. Even if you're a local, you may want to pop in and reconnect with a glorious piece of history right in our backyard.
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