sc state house grounds map

If you would like to do your own research on the monuments (and to find out more from the sources used to create this website), visit our bibliography page.

Marion Gressette BuildingLiberty Bell Replica Old State House MarkerRembert C. Dennis BuildingSolomon Blatt BuildingSouth Carolina State House Tribute GroveWade Hampton State Office Building, African American History Monument Benjamin Ryan Tillman Monument George Washington Monument Grave of Swanson Lunsford James Francis Byrnes Monument Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway Marker  Monument to Dr. J. Marion SimsProfiles of Robert Young Hayne and George McDuffie Richardson Square Marker Robert E. Lee Memorial Highway Marker South Carolina Law Enforcement Memorial Strom Thurmond Monument Wade Hampton III Monument, Gun from the USS Maine Mount for Spanish CannonPalmetto Regiment MonumentPartisan Generals MonumentSouth Carolina Armed Forces MonumentSouth Carolina Monument to the Confederate DeadSouth Carolina Monument to the Women of the ConfederacySpanish American War Veterans MonumentStars and Inscriptions on the State House. This project was made possible with generous support from Right at the head of Main Street and surrounded by beautiful gardens, the South Carolina State House in Columbia is one of the most beautiful buildings in the state. Behind the Scenes at the S.C. State House Then, with one of the incredibly knowledgeable tour guides as your leader, the real fun begins as you walk through the building. A grand cheer erupted at a moment that was half a century in the making, since the day the flag first was raised above the capitol in 1961.

Since Columbia’s founding in 1786, the grounds of the South Carolina State House have grown from a 4-acre site bounded by Richardson (Main), Gervais, Assembly, and Senate streets into a 22-acre complex featuring 7 buildings and more than 30 monuments. Look outside and you can still see the spots where the cannonballs hit. Visitors will connect to the history of 19th century Columbia by learning about architecture, the planter class, enslaved individuals and the evolution of these historic sites. The history of South Carolina's State House is as colorful as the state itself. Sign up for the PM Newsletter and get the day’s biggest stories in your inbox.

An African-American History Monument on the grounds traces African-American history from the Middle Passage, to the fight for freedom in the Civil War, the struggle for civil rights and emergence into mainstream America. SC Humanities and the Richland County Conservation Commission. Here, governors are inaugurated on the same steps where children play. Monuments on the South Carolina State House Grounds, Gardens of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home, City of Columbia Bicentennial Time Capsule, Profiles of Robert Young Hayne and George McDuffie, South Carolina Monument to the Confederate Dead, South Carolina Monument to the Women of the Confederacy, Stars and Inscriptions on the State House. Construction on the State House began in 1854. The heavy carved wood, colorful stained glass and dozens of portraits are impressive, no doubt. Begun in 1851, the original architect was dismissed for fraud and dereliction of duty and the structure dismantled due to defective materials. Confederate flag lowered at the SC State House for last time + video, Coronavirus live updates: Here’s what to know in South Carolina on Oct. 27, SC’s K-12 schools have seen nearly 2,000 COVID-19 cases since classes began, Search ends for ‘at-risk’ man reported missing by Lexington police, Amazon is hiring more than 1,000 workers in SC heading into the holiday season, New boutique hotel planned for historic building in downtown Columbia, Driver killed after SUV hits mailboxes, utility pole and flips over, SC cops say, Lexington County road closed after collision causes injuries, SC Highway Patrol says.

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