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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“private home” (31 reviews)
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16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
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"current owners"
in 47 reviews
"private residence"
in 40 reviews
"private home"
in 31 reviews
"antique collection"
in 29 reviews
"tour guide"
in 134 reviews
"grand tour"
in 23 reviews
"gilded age"
in 22 reviews
"beautiful home"
in 61 reviews
"on display"
in 32 reviews
"architectural details"
in 16 reviews
"open to the public"
in 17 reviews
"interesting history"
in 27 reviews
"meeting street"
in 20 reviews
"house tour"
in 45 reviews
"beautiful gardens"
in 14 reviews
"visiting charleston"
in 19 reviews
"civil war"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Home in excellent condition and an education in treasures. A museum - not your typically furnished Charleston home to visit.

Thank client1211
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured on a Monday in early February, at 11:30. My wife and I were lucky in that we had our young docent, Emily, all to ourselves. It was wonderful! She was so knowledgeable and personable. A fascinating place!

1  Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to visit a “guilted age” mansion in the South, the Calhoun Mansion will fit the bill. It contains an incredible collection of art, furniture, porcelain and ceramic (including Ming Dynasty), silver, Tiffany, and other artifacts collected by the current owner from around...More

Thank Edward S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely mansion on the outside; it was built in 1876 so not as old as I'd thought it was and the focus of the tour is not on the history of the house, although that is covered briefly. The current owner who has been there...More

1  Thank Katie32810
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and i booked the half hour tour for Feb. 3, 2018 online for 17.00 each. The guide led a very informative tour of the first and second floors of the home, and was very well acquainted with the history of the furnishings and...More

Thank mary frances r
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This home is stunning! Every room stuffed full of collectibles from all over the world - each more stunning than the previous room. Guide was wonderful - informative and gave much local history of home. Pretty gardens and a tiny gift shop on premises. Tours...More

Thank Marsha R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our bicycles from our hotel in the downtown historic district and made our way over to the Calhoun Mansion. The theme of this home is MORE is MORE! Oplulent acquisitions from around the world add to the collection and highlight the fantastic architecture,...More

1  Thank girlsingr
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house is unbelievable. It is the architecture, the history and the incredible obsession of the current owners with collecting true art. Such a pleasure to be allowed into their home.

Thank Allanala
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tour expecting a colonial interior to match the beautiful old home on the outside. Instead we entered a warehouse of the most eccentric collector I've ever seen. Every inch was covered with an item that had its own story. So interesting in...More

Thank srobby
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Definitely an interesting tour, even if you aren't much into art or historical houses. Would have loved to heard more about the individual pieces (but there were so many).

Thank Karen37040
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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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