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The Calhoun Mansion

16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
+1 843-722-8205
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One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by George Walton Williams transports visitors back in time.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“private home” (31 reviews)
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16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
Charlestowne
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"current owners"
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"private residence"
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"private home"
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"antique collection"
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"gilded age"
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"grand tour"
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"tour guide"
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"amazing house"
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"on display"
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"architectural details"
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"open to the public"
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"interesting history"
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"meeting street"
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"house tour"
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"visiting charleston"
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"civil war"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved this house tour! Restoration work is remarkable, the wealth of detail and history are breathtaking! Our tour guide Ben was very informative and passionate about the home and its historic contents. This home is not completely open to the tour, since the current owner...More

2  Thank SL21872
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Calhoun Mansion is a step back in time, but to the Gilded Age as merchants built fortunes, not to the antebellum South. The house is reminiscent of the ornate “cottages” of Newport, RI. Stunning craftsmanship. Louis Tiffany was the interior designer! Thanks to the...More

2  Thank Jim N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This mansion was built with exquisite workmanship. I particularly liked the idea that it is still serving as a private home but is available to the public. It is now filled with an eclectic assortment of antiques including some good tall clocks and a girandole....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mansion is a beautiful example of the gilded age! Our tour guide, Kelsey, was fabulous, keeping us entertained with the home's storied past and informative about the personal and impressive collection of antiques inside. A very worth-while stop in Charleston!

2  Thank swingaway32018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Touring a couple of historic mansions today in Charleston. The Calhoun Mansion came highly recommended. Tours are given every 30 minutes. Wandered about until we found the gift shop where tickets are sold. Adult price is $17 each with no discount for seniors (shame on...More

1  Thank Tlittle2004
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mansion is a really fine house and it is wonderful that it has been so beautifully restored. I wish they hadn’t cluttered the interior with all of the stuff they have purchased. They should make a study trip to some English stately home and...More

Thank Hannu H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. This was a trip. The bones of the house were spectacular, wonderfully restored by the current owner. But oh-my-gosh, was this house overstuffed with, well, stuff. According to our very amiable tour guide, who reminded me of Andrew Rannells, there were only a few...More

Thank Christine N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful collection. So much for the eye to see in this mansion. Our tour guide kept our attention with stories its history. Not recommended for children or teenagers. But the adults in our group were very pleased.

Thank K S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum. The house is remarkably preserved--with original woodwork with its beautiful, priceless, original, gasolier chandelier light fixtures. While the house is great, the massive collection of gilded-age decorative arts inside the mansion is even better. This has to be the finished...More

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a lot of history & the current owner still lives in it. There are lots of unique & rare items that were bought during travels but they do overcrowd the rooms. We were allowed to view two of the three floors but...More

Thank May A
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Dora1893
18 November 2017|
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Response from Frankie V | Property representative |
it was named after the grand son of John C Calhoun, Patrick, married sarah Williams.
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Dora1893
18 November 2017|
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Response from Abbie007 | Reviewed this property |
Although the house was built by George Williams, at his death it was inherited by his son-in-law, Patrick Calhoun. The house was called the Calhoun Mansion from that time.
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