Governor's Mansion Tour

 

General Information

A Governor's Mansion Tour gives you a glimpse inside one of our state's most beautiful historic homes.  You and your children will learn about the rich history of the Governor's Mansion as you explore the house and grounds.

Address: 800 Richland Street, Columbia, SC 29201

 

 

Tour Information

Tours last for 30 minutes and you are asked to arrived 10 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

Parking: For your convenience, The Mansion asks that all vehicles park on the Mansion side of Lincoln Street between Calhoun and Laurel Streets. Parking Permits may be obtained upon arrival in the Welcome Center and should be displayed on the dashboard of the driver’s side.  If the “Parking by City Permit” spaces are full, please park at the meters. Unfortunately, Governor's Mansion permits are not valid for metered spaces across the street from the Mansion and definitely not in the Federal Courthouse spaces marked with yellow warning signs.

 Arrival: When you arrive, please go through the walk gate beside the Caldwell- Boylston House (3 – story yellow house at intersection of Lincoln and Richland Streets) and report to the Welcome Center in the basement.  If you should arrive early, please enjoy walking through the gardens beside the house.

 

 

Directions to The Governor's Mansion:

From Greenville/Spartanburg and Charleston: Take I-26 to I-126 toward Columbia.  Past Riverbanks Zoo and over the river, merge left onto Elmwood Avenue.  Travel a few blocks and turn right at Lizard’s Thicket Restaurant onto Lincoln Street.  Cross Calhoun Street at the stop sign. The Caldwell-Boylston House is approximately 1 block ahead on the right (intersection of Lincoln and Richland Streets).

 From Charlotte: Take I-77 to I-277 toward Columbia.  Stay on I-277 until it becomes Bull Street as you enter the city.  Turn right onto Elmwood Avenue.  Travel past Main and Assembly Streets and take a left 2 blocks beyond Assembly onto Lincoln Street at Lizard’s Thicket Restaurant.  Cross over Calhoun Street at the stop sign.  The Caldwell-Boylston House is approximately 1 block ahead on the right (intersection of Lincoln and Richland Streets).

From Florence/Augusta: Take I-20 (East or West) to I-126 (Exit 108) East toward Columbia.  Past Riverbanks Zoo and over the river, merge left onto Elmwood Avenue.  Travel a few blocks and turn right at Lizard’s Thicket Restaurant onto Lincoln Street.  Cross Calhoun Street at the stop sign.  The Caldwell-Boylston House is approximately 1 block ahead on the right (intersection of Lincoln and Richland Streets).