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Abbeville Opera House

Abbeville Opera House
Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina
On October 1, 1908, what was then the Abbeville District dedicated a new Abbeville County Courthouse and City Hall.

Aiken-Rhett House

Aiken-Rhett House
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
The Gov. William Aiken House is a home built in 1820 at 48 Elizabeth Street in Charleston, South Carolina. It was a home of William Aiken, Jr., a governor of South Carolina, and before that was a home of his father, the railroad company owner William Aike

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (also known as the Ravenel Bridge and the Cooper River Bridge) is a cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in South Carolina, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant.

Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Greenville, South Carolina, 29601
The Bon Secours Wellness Arena (formerly the Bi-Lo Center) is an arena located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina that is used for concerts, football, and hockey. Due to the length of the official name, the arena is popularly known as "The Well".

Capitol Center

Capitol Center
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
Capitol Center is an office skyscraper in Columbia, South Carolina. At 106.4 m (349 ft), it is the tallest building in South Carolina. The tower has about 1,000 people inside working every week and about 400 offices.

Columbia Canal

Columbia Canal
Columbia, South Carolina
The Columbia Canal is the surviving canal of a series of canals built by the State of South Carolina in 1824 to provide direct water routes between the upstate settlements and the towns on the Fall Line.

Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
The exterior of the new Columbia Museum of Art building, although contemporary in style, preserves earlier appearance through the use of brick veneer and the entrance portico of the institution's Taylor House past.

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter
Charleston, South Carolina
The fort was named after General Thomas Sumter, a hero of the American Revolution. On April 12, 1861, at 4:30 a.m., Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, which started the American Civil War.

Gibbes Museum of Art

Gibbes Museum of Art
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, 29401
The Gibbes Museum of Art houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works, many with a connection to Charleston or the South. The museum formally opened on April 11, 1905.

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, 29414
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is a historic house with gardens located on the Ashley River. It is one of the oldest plantations in the South and dates to 1676, when Thomas and Ann Drayton built a house and small formal garden on the site.

Market Hall

Market Hall
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, 29401
Market Hall is a Greek Revival-style building, and the high base and frontal portico were inspired by Greek and Roman temples such as the Temple of Portunus and Temple of Athena Nike.

National Loan and Exchange Bank Building

National Loan and Exchange Bank Building
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
National Loan and Exchange Bank Building, also known as the Barringer Building, is a historic bank and office building in Columbia, South Carolina.

Rainbow Row

Rainbow Row
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, 29401
Rainbow Row is the name for a series of thirteen colorful historic houses in Charleston, South Carolina. It represents the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States.

Riverbanks Zoo

Riverbanks Zoo
Columbia, South Carolina, 29210
The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is a 170-acre (69 ha) zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden located along the Saluda River in Columbia, South Carolina.

Robert Mills House

Robert Mills House
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
The Robert Mills House is located in a parklike 4-acre parcel that occupies an entire city block in central Columbia. It is a two-story masonry structure, built out of brick set on a high basement with arcaded walls.

Sesquicentennial State Park

Sesquicentennial State Park
South Carolina
Sesquicentennial State Park is a state park in the Sandhills region of South Carolina. Located in the suburbs of the state capital, Columbia, Sesquicentennial State Park's 1,419 acres (5.74 km2) include a 30-acre (120,000 m2) lake.

South Carolina Aquarium

South Carolina Aquarium
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, 29401
The South Carolina Aquarium, located in Charleston, South Carolina, opened on May 19, 2000, on the historic Charleston Harbor. It is home to more than ten thousand plants and animals.

South Carolina Governor's Mansion

South Carolina Governor's Mansion
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
The South Carolina Governor's Mansion is a historic U.S. governor's mansion in the Arsenal Hill neighborhood of Columbia, South Carolina and the official residence of the Governor of South Carolina.

South Carolina State House

South Carolina State House
Columbia, South Carolina
The South Carolina State House is the building housing the government of the U.S. state of South Carolina. The building houses General Assembly and the offices of the Governor.

South Carolina State Museum

South Carolina State Museum
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
The South Carolina State Museum has four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, a digital dome planetarium, 4D interactive theater and an observatory.

The Battery

The Battery
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
The Battery is a landmark defensive seawall and promenade. Named for a civil-war coastal defense artillery battery at the site, it stretches along the lower shores of the Charleston peninsula, which meet here to form Charleston harbor.

The Old Slave Mart Museum

The Old Slave Mart Museum
Charleston, South Carolina, 29401
Constructed in 1859, the building is believed to be the last extant slave auction facility in South Carolina. Today, the building houses the Old Slave Mart Museum.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is the first Episcopal and the oldest surviving sanctuary in Columbia, South Carolina. It is a Gothic Revival church that is modeled after York Minster in York, England.

William Gilmore Simms Estate (Woodlands)

William Gilmore Simms Estate (Woodlands)
Bamberg County, South Carolina
William Gilmore Simms Estate is nationally notable as the home for many years of author William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870), considered one of the leading literary voices of the antebellum Southern United State.

South Carolina

South Carolina State Flag
Postal Code: SC
Capital City: Columbia
Became a State: May 23, 1788
Population: 4,896,146*
Area: 32,020.49 miles2 (82,933.15 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
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Top 10 Most Popular South Carolina Landmarks

  1. Fort Sumter
  2. William Gilmore Simms Estate (Woodlands)
  3. South Carolina State House
  4. The Old Slave Mart Museum
  5. Abbeville Opera House
  6. Riverbanks Zoo
  7. Aiken-Rhett House
  8. Columbia Museum of Art
  9. South Carolina Aquarium
  10. Sesquicentennial State Park

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