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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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“current owners” (47 reviews)
“private home” (31 reviews)
LOCATION
16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
Charlestowne
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+1 843-722-8205
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"current owners"
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"private residence"
in 40 reviews
"private home"
in 31 reviews
"antique collection"
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"gilded age"
in 25 reviews
"grand tour"
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"tour guide"
in 135 reviews
"amazing house"
in 19 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
"visiting charleston"
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"civil war"
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"frankie"
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

My wife and toured this mansion prepared, for the extensive showing of various antiques acquired by the very wealthy Washington attorney that owns this place. Very little of the collection is consistent with historic Charleston. But the collection is very fascinating, and there is not...More

1  Thank brookiefly
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

My wife and I are huge history fans. We love antebellum history, revolutionary war history, and all points in between. This was our first trip to Charleston and we chose to spend the majority of it walking around the historic district. We both wanted to...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

This is a fascinating place to visit. The mansion has been restored to its antebellum magnificence with the addition of the present owner's enormous collection of antiques which in themselves are worth the price of admission. If you like old mansions this is a must...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Sometimes we have to look past the forest to see the tree-don't we? The Calhoun Mansion built in the mid-1800's is a "house" to behold. One HAS to think about the whole history of the 1800 pre/post Civil War South within the context of style,...More

1  Thank Ron A
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

The Calhoun Mansion was fascinating and even kept my 2 sons in awe! There is simply too many beautiful things to look at, transports you to another time. And we just loved that someone currently lives there -- makes it more interesting!

Thank Blane G
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

worth every reasonable penny of admission your eyes will fall out of your head there is so MUCH to look at and it[s all breathtaking!! If you love fine things, The Gilded Age, wealth and beauty, do not miss this!

Thank LoriRNMichigan
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

My wife and I toured this place on a Sunday morning. Lots of history and LOTS of stuff inside the mains on from the previous owners. One bummer - could not take pictures inside. If you want to see a Charleston mansion - this one...More

1  Thank Cordon J
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

I've been through this place a couple of times. It is probably the most expensive house tour you will take in Charleston. The house is fascinating and rich with history. The gardens are outstanding and well attended. The goods news for the gardens is that...More

1  Thank LyndaH666
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Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

The exterior and structure of the home as well as the gardens are gorgeous. However, possibly due to my lack of appreciation for the current owner's eclectic antique collection, I didn't really enjoy the tour. There was no sense of the classic southern style, as...More

1  Thank Daisy P
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Definitely for the history and antique lover. The man who owns the house now is quite the collector and the amount of history that is housed in this home thanks to his antiques is unparalleled! The house is huge and beautiful with a very interesting...More

1  Thank rainbowkaine
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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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