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Address: 800 Richland St, Columbia, SC
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09:00 - 17:00
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Beautiful grounds

It was nice to see how well taken care of our Governors Mansion is. Such a nice serene place to just wander around and get lost in your thoughts.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fair Play, South Carolina
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Fair Play, South Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was nice to see how well taken care of our Governors Mansion is. Such a nice serene place to just wander around and get lost in your thoughts.

Columbia, South Carolina
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48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Governor's Mansion provides an fascinating look at South Carolina and Columbia's past. Originally part of a military academy, the surviving building makes for a unique residence.

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Navarre, Florida
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

My spouse's group enjoyed a nice morning touring the Mansion and the Gardens in the complex. The most ornate gardens are open to the public anytime and would make a lovely backdrop for pictures. The house itself is full of interesting historic pieces and our tour guide did a great job.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Recently attended a wedding here and was very impressed with everything on the grounds. The gardens are without a doubt breathtaking. These gardens easily rank among the top in the country. The actual event took place in the Lace house. This is a treasure. The rooms are filled with period antiques and artwork on the walls. There is also ample... More 

Thank jeoiwo
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

If you are from South Carolina, you should make this a stop. The Mansion is beautiful and the gardens/grounds are very well kept.I loved the "hidden" gardens! The chandlers and silver were stunning! Learned about our former governors as well as our current one,Governor Nikki Haley.Make sure to make a reservation and give yourself plenty of time to check out... More 

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670 reviews
393 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I walked around the perimeter of the property on an early Sunday morning. The camelias were in bloom and the majestic trees surrounding the property are impressive. You can see a couple of the houses on the grounds. Beautiful black iron fencing too.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Irmo, South Carolina
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235 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I visited this mansion with my children during a Government Day and it was really nice. The tour guide was very sweet and very knowledgeable. She kept all the adults and children interested and had lovely stories to share. The mansion public area is beautiful and very well maintained and the grounds are completely gorgeous. I hope to take any... More 

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Reservation by email through Nancy Bunch. Directions and parking information was perfect. My guide Dell knew tons of information about the mansion, it's contents and previous occupants. I love the history in South Carolina, and she just made me want to dig even deeper. Joined by a home schooled young man (with his mom and grand mom) that told me... More 

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Darlington, South Carolina
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

I loved my visit to the Governor's Mansion in Columbia. So elegant, great tour directors... get to feel how the first family of SC live.. and how other's have lived there. See beautiful artifacts given by other dignitaries and countries.

Thank Debbiekay007
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Beautiful small tour. Lady conducting the tour (sorry, I forgot her name) was truly passionate for our local history and for the treasures located in the mansion. Overall, worth the stop! Email ahead of time to secure your time.

Thank poizenivey

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