South Carolina Governor's Mansion. Image courtesy of SCPRT.
The South Carolina government and its three branches govern the state and its citizens.
- South Carolina State House
The State House in Columbia, SC was constructed between 1854 and 1903 and houses the General Assembly and offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
- South Carolina Governor's Mansion
Over thirty governors and their families have lived in the Governor's Mansion, the official residence of South Carolina governors.
- Governor Henry McMaster
Henry McMaster is the current governor of South Carolina, sworn in on January 24, 2017.
- Governors of South Carolina
Meet the governors of South Carolina, including a portrait or photograph.
- Previous Governor's Portraits
Explore portraits of previous governors of our state.
- Elected Officials
Meet the constitutional offices of South Carolina, including the governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of state.
Legislative and Judicial Branch
- South Carolina Senate
The Senate of South Carolina has 46 members and works with the House of Representatives to make new laws and change old laws.
- South Carolina House of Representatives
The House of Representatives of South Carolina has 124 members and works with the Senate to make new laws and change old laws.
- Who are My Legislators?
Enter your zip code to find the Senator and Representative that represents you in the General Assembly.
- The State Sword and Mace
The State Sword and Mace are symbols of each body of the General Assembly.
- South Carolina Supreme Court
The South Carolina Supreme Court is the highest court in the state, with a chief justice and four associate justices.