Located in downtown Columbia, the South Carolina State House is the seat of state government. Visitors are welcome to take free guided and self-guided tours of the South Carolina State House.
While the legislature is in session (January - May), tours are offered every half hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. Tours are not offered at noon or 12:30 p.m. during these months.
Following session (June - December), tours are available every hour on the half hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. Tours are not offered at 12:30 p.m. during these months.
The State House is also open for tours each Saturday, except on the Saturdays after Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tours are given at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Visitors can also tour at their own pace using brochures available in the State House.
Teachers who would like to schedule a tour for their class, please contact our tour office at 803-734-2430.
Visitors may enter the State House through the public entrance which is on the Sumter Street side of the building.