South Carolina’s Statehouse draws nearly 120,000 visitors yearly who take free guided tours of the capitol building.
The tours are offered six days a week, except for state holidays. Visitors can see the various rooms of the Statehouse and also learn about South Carolina’s political history.
The Post and Courier reports the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, which operates the tours, said its busiest times are January through mid-June when students are most likely to take field trips. Those months are also when the Legislature is in session.
The slowest times are July and August when the legislature is not in session.
The guided tour is preceded with the viewing of a 15-minute DVD on the building’s history and architecture. Reservations are recommended for groups.
For more information or to schedule a guided tour, call the Tour Office at (803) 734-2430 or visit www.southcarolinastatehouse.com.
Once a reservation is made, the tour office will send an information packet which includes information on parking.