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South Carolina Governor's Mansion

South Carolina Governor's Mansion

Capital City & Lake Murray Country

Capital City & Lake Murray Country

Built in 1855 to house officers of a military academy, the state's governors have lived here since 1868. The renovation completed in 2001 added 5,000 sq. ft. to the mansion. First floor tours include the state dining room, two drawing rooms, the library and the smaller palmetto dining room, all furnished with period antiques. Unique South Carolina-made furniture includes the Railroad Baron's bed, a fine example of the American Empire period. Portraits of some of the state's former governors hang in the Hall of Governors. The complex also includes the Boylston House and the Lace House. The gardens are open year round.
Visit the Website Midlands
800 Richland ST,
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 737-1710
Info & Amenities
I-126 to Elmwood Ave. Turn right onto Lincoln St. (at Lizard's Thicket) and keep straight. Mansion complex is on the right.
Days and Hours of Operation
Tours Sept - May: Tu, W, Th 10am, 10:30am, 11am. Summer tours: T & W 10am, 10:30am & 11am and by appointment.
Days and Holidays Closed
Major holidays
Motorcoach Parking