South Carolina State House

Groups can tour the century-old building and discover stories of South Carolina’s past, and see history in the making. Before their tour, a 15-minute video is shown detailing the history and architecture of the building. On the First Floor, groups will find beautiful white Georgian marble walls, marble floors, and granite columns. The Joint Legislative Conference Room features stained glass windows and colorful art featuring the state seal. Groups can also view the House Chamber Portraits, House Gallery Portraits, Senate Chamber Portraits, and Senate Gallery Portraits, which include Senator John Woodward, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and others.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 1100 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Richland County. Tel: 803-734-2430. Website: www.scstatehouse.gov/studentpage. Hrs: Vary by season. 
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies.

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A sightseeing tour can provide your youth group with an opportunity to see entire cities in a short amount of time and learn about many aspects of that city such as, architecture, history, geography, and culture. Students gain knowledge about specific places they’ve toured through a variety of activities. ... Continue