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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 good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“private home” (31 reviews)
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16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
Charlestowne
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+1 843-722-8205
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This home has a long and varied history that is well presented by very knowledgeable tour guides. The home contains thousands of items from The Gilded Age including furniture, chandeliers, paintings, objects d’art and silver. The architecture is breathtaking. The collection continues to grow even...More

1  Thank Gumgrove
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is loaded with expensive "art". Items are crammed in. Looks like an art dealers warehouse. Not worth the time.

Thank 2pks
Reviewed 5 days ago

Toured this mansion on a Saturday afternoon. We were surprised that the owner lives on the 3rd floor. The home is literally filled to the brim with collectible antiques and art. Most very interesting. The home is beautiful, but I don't know how someone lives...More

Thank wjack
Reviewed 5 days ago

First, our docent was absolutely great. Second, You would need months to look at all the "things" in this house. Largely not original, but incredible stuff this obviously incredibly wealthy owner has collected. An indiscriminate collector, only in that once he got over-crowded with so...More

Thank Gammadearest
Reviewed 1 week ago

The price of admission is $16.00 and they do not offer an old people discount. This place is crammed full of stuff, if you are a little bit bother by having that closed in feeling I would suggest skipping this exhibit.

Thank John E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be ready to be overwhelmed when you walk into this mansion. Only did the regular tour but would love to do the tour that explores the entire home. Definitely a must-see in Charleston.

Thank Joan Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gilded age museum describes the Calhoun Mansion. This is a private residence and collection. The owner occupies the property. Visitors more or less are viewing items collected world wide. The tour does not focus on people, culture or life and housing arrangements during a specific...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want original furnishings, this isn't the tour for you. But if you want to see the inside of a beautiful Charleston mansion, learn about some local history, and see exquisite art pieces from all around the world, don't miss this house! Our guide...More

Thank stefanielara
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was fine at first, informational stuff, which is what we came for. But when you enter the house it is all hoarded nonsense junking up the place. You are only allowed to go to the first floor hallway and the second floor hallway. If...More

1  Thank Lilliell1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can't get into this tour (or are too late, which is what happened to us) you can still take a peek at the gardens that are behind this home - they are lovely!

Thank soccermom13
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