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South Carolina State Museum

301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3041
+1 803-898-4921
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Lil' Bit of SC History

Four floors of South Carolina and United States history. Very cool place to learn more about this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily E
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Nice place جيد

I went there many times and I love the place because the time run quickly with enjoy جيد وانصح... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
abddulrhman s
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The South Carolina State Museum is a state-of-the-art facility featuring four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, a digital dome planetarium, 4D interactive theater and an observatory. The State Museum, the largest and most comprehensive museum in the state, is located along the banks of the Congaree River in downtown Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“four floors” (16 reviews)
“south carolina” (60 reviews)
“natural history” (12 reviews)
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301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3041
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+1 803-898-4921
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"four floors"
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"south carolina"
in 60 reviews
"natural history"
in 12 reviews
"cotton mill"
in 14 reviews
"civil war"
in 32 reviews
"great gift shop"
in 10 reviews
"confederate relic room"
in 12 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 13 reviews
"all ages"
in 29 reviews
"learn something"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 16 reviews
"solar eclipse"
in 7 reviews
"old mill"
in 7 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 13 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 7 reviews
"whole family"
in 9 reviews
"planetarium"
in 101 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four floors of South Carolina and United States history. Very cool place to learn more about this beautiful state!

Thank Emily E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there many times and I love the place because the time run quickly with enjoy جيد وانصح بزيارته وسبق لي ان زرته كثيرا جيد ورائع خصوصا إذا كان لديك وقت طويل في كولومبيا بالتوفيق للجميع

Thank abddulrhman s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting building (renovated textile mill) and collection. Odd and confusing layout. Really need a walking map. Art exhibit was good. Parking.

Thank cordyroy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to the SC State Museum frequently. There’s always something different to see/learn. No matter how much time we spend there, it always feels like we could spend more. We really enjoyed the addition of the telescopes since our last visit and are looking...More

Thank Cassandra W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to spend a day with the kids. A lot of variety and tons of history. Hours of education. Definitely recommend.

Thank mayorofmoore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only visited the gift shop and the kids play area. Both of those were great. I wanted to get some South Carolina souvenirs, and the gift shop had a large variety of clothes, food, souvenirs, art objects, home decor items, and more. The four-year-old...More

1  Thank MaryAD24
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this museum and it has a massive gift shop. The museum was well laid out and has a lot to see, so plan for at least two hours.

1  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Absolutely enlightening. My children love it, there is so much interactive and educational displays not to mention all the awesome events. Has to be one of the coolest Museums around

1  Thank NarrowMender
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

My husband and I busted together and found very different highlights in the same exhibits. I found the social structure of Native American tribes fascinating while he was drawn to the weaponry. I liked seeing how cars changed South Carolina while he admired a private...More

2  Thank bolild
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

From start to finish you are impressed by what the museum has to offer. Great customer service by staff, Great exhibits, and amazing activities offered. We came here on there second shift Tuesday which offered specials savings for after hours admission. The price for the...More

2  Thank Lynessa f
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tadams75
6 June 2017|
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Response from ZeldaMcSC | Reviewed this property |
Yes. FYI, Admission to the Civil War relics room and the downstairs gallery is free.
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Mari806
23 May 2017|
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Response from sam n | Reviewed this property |
There is a package that we got when went that included the main museums and attractions. I seem to remember that if you wanted to see more than 3 of the offered attractions the package became worthwhile.
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David H
20 January 2017|
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Response from stanley824 | Reviewed this property |
There are interactive exhibits at the museum for children. If at child is at the age of five, it would a fun visit. Edventure is a great for younger children. A lot of interactive activities at Edventure and children can be... More
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