Thank you for your interest in visiting the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. GSSM draws a robust and diverse group of college and university visitors each year. We welcome you to visit our campus and spend time with our students and College Counseling and Advising staff.


This year we are excited to launch RepVisits to expedite your scheduling process with us. College information sessions can be scheduled Monday through Friday at 12:00 pm or 5:00 pm while school is in session. Since GSSM is a residential high school, there may be alternate appointment times--please call for availability. Visits typically last 40-60 minutes. Schedule with RepVisits here.

For questions or special arrangements, please contact Kenetta Pierce, college counselor, at kpierce@gssm.k12.sc.us or 843.383.3901, ext. 3945.

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SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics
401 Railroad Avenue, Hartsville, SC
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Driving time to Hartsville:

  • Florence, SC - 30 minutes
  • Columbia, SC - 1 hour
  • Charlotte, NC - 1.75 hours
  • Charleston, SC - 2 hours
  • Greenville, SC - 2.5 hours
  • Raleigh, NC - 2.5 hours


Parking is available at the front of the school. Please check in at the center lobby. You will need to provide your driver's license to the security guard.

Places to Stay

In Hartsville:

Hampton Inn and Suites
Mantissa Executive Suites & Spa
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
The Oak Manor Inn Bed & Breakfast
Quality Inn
In Florence:

Courtyard by Marriott
Hampton Inn and Suites
Home2 Suites by Hilton
Springhill Suites

The Florence hotels are conveniently located by I-95 and I-20, a 30-minute drive to Hartsville.

Hartsville Coffee and Eateries
Crema Coffee Bar, 136 W. Carolina Avenue
Bizzell’s, 137 E. Carolina Avenue
Bow Thai Cuisine, 150 E. Carolina Avenue   
Griggs Circle Bakery, 116 N. Fifth Street

The Midnight Rooster, 136 E. Carolina Avenue
Nueva Villa (Mexican), 403 S. Fifth Street
Sam Kendall's, 134 E. Carolina Avenue
Sugarush Cupcake Shop, 907 W. Carolina Avenue Suite A
Yogi Bear Fried Chicken, 514 S. Fifth Street