Great tour. Very informative, especially if you are interested in learning more about how life was for the urban slaves of antebellum Charleston. Highly recommend.
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This is a super place to visit, as they have preserved the house as they found it. Rather than restore it, the Historical Society decided to leave it be. It is a grandly dilapidated beauty - absolutely worth it, especially when combined with the Nathaniel...More
The tour of this house is provided by recorded narration as you walk through a house the has not been updated since the late 1800s. You get to see how the rich lived in Charleston in the 1800s.
This is a vintage old house in the city that still has the slave quarters in tact --- which is very unusual. This is a must-see in Charleston.
This house is worth the time. It is not restored but is a shell of its previous grandeur with most of the house in chronic disrepair. The audio tour does a good job of describing what the house looked like in its antebellum heyday. What...More
I love the way the house has been 'preserved' rather than 'restored' - it's beautiful and we found the audio-tour most interesting. There is not much furniture but the rooms are still gorgeous!
This is an audio tour of a preserved and not restored estate. There were interesting parts, but I would be more of a fan of a tour guide. Also my husband wears hearing aids and they didn't have any amplified headsets so it was a...More
I liked the fact that this house is preserved and not restored. The audio tour takes about 45 minutes and is very well done. This house is located close to the Visitors Center and the Charleston Museum.
Appreciated the well-thought-out audio guide, which gave you time to go around the place in your own time. This house is preserved rather than restored, and it is rather nice and peaceful.