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The South Carolina Governor's Mansion

About the Governor's Mansion

The Governor's Mansion at 800 Richland Street was built in 1855 as a residence for officers of the Arsenal Military Academy. Sherman's troops spared it during their burning of the city at the end of the Civil War. In 1868 the residence was selected as the official Governor's Mansion and has served so since. The mansion is now the center of Governor's Green, a complex of beautiful gardens and two houses, the Lace House and the Boylston House.

Governor's Mansion tours are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at 10:00, 10:30, and 11:00.  Summer tours (June-August) are on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00, 10:30, and 11:00.  Tours are by appointment and are free of charge.  No tours are available on holidays. 

Please contact:
Nancy Bunch, Tour Director
(803) 737-1710

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Phone: 803.734.2100
Fax: 803.734.5167

Mailing Address:
The Honorable Nikki R. Haley
Office of the Governor
1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

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SC Governor Nikki Haley

Nikki R. Haley

Governor of South Carolina

Nikki Randhawa Haley was elected the 116th Governor of South Carolina on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.

One of the strongest fiscal conservatives in state government, Nikki was first elected to represent the 87th District in Lexington County in 2004, when, as a virtual unknown, she beat the longest serving state legislator in a Republican primary. In 2008, Representative Haley was sent back to the Statehouse with 83 percent of the vote – the highest percentage earned by any lawmaker facing a contested South Carolina election that year. She won the Republican Party nomination for governor on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

Her time in Columbia has been marked by conservative leadership and an unwavering commitment to the taxpayers’ bottom line. She has fought wasteful spending at every turn, pushed for smaller, more efficient government, and led the fight for accountability and transparency that, before her arrival, was sorely lacking in the Legislature.

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