South Carolina State House

Strategically centered in downtown Columbia, the South Carolina State House is the seat of state government in South Carolina. The State House is home to both the Governor and Lt. Governor?s offices, as well as the House and Senate chambers.Free guided and self-guided tours of the State House are available Monday – Friday, while only guided tours are available the first Saturday of each month. Visitors may enter the State House through the public entrance which is on the Sumter Street side of the building.

The State House Gift Shop provides tourists and other guests with an opportunity to buy an array of items reminiscent of South Carolina to help commemorate their trip to the capitol. Whether adorned with our notable palmetto/crescent logo or the official state seal of South Carolina, the gift shop contains an assortment of items in many categories including, but not limited to: apparel, home d‚cor, jewelry, holiday-themed items, and professional gifts.