JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: 52 Saturdays - Week 13 - The SC State House in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 13 - The SC State House in Columbia, SC

The SC State House in Columbia, SC  Sitting on roughly 18 acres of incredibly well manicured grounds, The South Carolina State House in Columbia, SC stares out at the city from from literally the middle of Main Street as the road dead ends into the Capitol and begins again on the other side of the building.

  Constructed from blue granite with her distinct front columns and massive copper dome, the South Carolina State House stands approximately 180 feet tall and 300 feet wide. Trust me when I tell you that you can see that dome from all over downtown.


SC State House in Columbia, SC  There are guided walking tours of the inside of the State House that start about every 30 minutes and the inside is truly a sight to behold as well. As for me, I prefer the self guided tour of the grounds outside the State House. They are beautiful and currently full of color with Spring's arrival.

  The History of the South Carolina State House is well worth a read as well. The Bronze stars on the side of the building, 6 of them in all, mark areas damaged by Sherman's troops firing cannons at the State House in his march on Columbia.


The SC State House in Columbia, SC  The grounds play host to several monuments who honor various individuals and groups and offer visitors an opportunity to not only see their beauty but learn about the history that they represent. It's an easy place to spend a lot of time simply exploring and the location makes in convenient to segway into the shopping and dinning of both Main Street and the Vista district of Downtown Columbia, SC. So if you are in Columbia, SC and searching for free way to get out and enjoy the outdoors and connect with some of our history, check out the SC State House and grounds right in the heart of Columbia, SC.


The SC State House and Grounds are located  at 1100 Gervais Steet Columbia, SC 29201. Or as previously mentioned, just drive down Main Street and if you don't stop, you will run into it.

Exploring the grounds is always free and the State House itself opens at 9am Monday through Friday.

For additional info on the State House, guided tours, or to plan your visit, see the website - South Carolina State House in Columbia, SC.


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52 Saturdays a series of blogs written by JL Boney, about sights, points of interest, and things to do  throughout the Greater Columbia, SC Area. It is meant to inspire  you to explore everything we have to offer. So get out there and enjoy yourself. If you like what you see and what more info about previous articles or would like to make suggestion, please feel free to contact me at 803-730-9601 or email at James_Boney@yahoo.com. If you would like to call Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas home, I have you covered there too. Please visit Columbia, SC Homes for Sale and start your home search.


52 Saturdays - Week 1 - Doko Meadows

52 Saturdays - Week 2 - Edventure Children's Museum

52 Saturdays - Week 3 - Frankie's Fun Park

52 Saturdays - Week 4 - Colonial Life Arena

52 Saturdays - Week 5 - Congaree National Park

52 Saturdays - Week 6 - SC State Musuem in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - week 7 - Plex Indoor Sports in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 8 - Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 9 - The Children's Garden in Northeast Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 10 - Fortune Springs Park in Winnsboro, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 11 - Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, SC

52 Saturdays - Week 12 - SC State House in Columbia, SC


JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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Comment balloon 3 commentsJL Boney, III • March 30 2018 02:03PM


Looks like a really cool place...someday I hope to get there too!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 11 months ago

I just LOVE reading blog posts like this.   What a great idea!    It also allows me to travel without leaving my desk!

Posted by Dusty Rhoton SRS, MRES, ABR, SRES, GRI, Flagstaff Real Estate (RE/MAX Fine Properties) 11 months ago

Good morning JL Boney, III 

Thank you for sharing your information with us

Have a great day.

Posted by Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker (Harry Norman, REALTORS® ) 11 months ago