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Address: 16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
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One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by...

One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by George Walton Williams transports visitors back in time.

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Interesting to say the least

A bit of everything in this place. We had a wonderful tour guide who seemed to know everything. There is an very interesting history to this mansion. Although really not that old... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2015
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INDIANA
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62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This tour was okay. The house is a cluster mess and every room is roped off so you just get a peek and information. The tour guide was a nice young man and had a lot of information but definitely not a must see attraction.:(

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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

My sister and I went on the tour. What an amazing home filled with the most unusual and beautiful collections. Frankie was a great tour guide! The $16 admission fee was a great value. A huge thank you to the owners for opening up your home to share with the public.

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Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Unbelievable home and collection. Our tour guide, Frankie, was very well informed about the home and the many items within. Thank you to the current owners for allowing us to tour and view your beautiful home.

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1 Thank marnsaz
Leland, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

A bit of everything in this place. We had a wonderful tour guide who seemed to know everything. There is an very interesting history to this mansion. Although really not that old, there is a great story here. The house is eloquent but stuffed and I mean stuffed with collector's belongings. If you have time, probably worth the $16 admission.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

I have been through my share of national museums houses, but this was the best. Yes there is a LOT to see, and the architecture and history are amazing. However, by far the coolest idea, was the owner actually lives in the house and in the rooms you see, 'as is'. His eclectic taste is beyond words, but simply beautiful... More 

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1 Thank Hambidge4
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We were walking toward the battery in Charleston when we came across the Calhoun Mansion. We immediately knew we needed to take a tour of this mansion. After seeing how plantation life was the day before, it was fascinating to see how people lived in town. I felt the price of tickets was reasonable considering what we previously paid to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

It's a nice walk down meeting street from the center of the city, but you won't have to wait long for your tour since they take place every half-hour. This tour is of this private home which is occupied on the top floor and basement by renters and the two main floors by the owner, so you can imagine that... More 

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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

90% of the 30 minute, $16 tour was discussions about the current owners and THEIR stuff. There was NO original furniture, portraits, no kitchen, baths...And I don't know how anyone can live in such clutter; antiques everywhere. They were all beautiful. And they were all very old and expensive (as we were told) I love the history of this house... More 

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Savannah
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262 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The collection must be seen to be believed! We toured the place on our recent trip to Charleston. Mind you, this is a private residence. With that said, we couldn't see how anyone could stand to live with all the "stuff" (this is a family site) in there. Some of the collectoin was interesting to see, but it was so... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Lovely mansion on the outside and architecturally. The problem is it is filled with "things" a family has collected. So many things! They are not associated with the history of the area. In fact none of the pieces have a theme. It's just stuff. Big game heads, silver, etc. the most costly tour we took and not worth the time... More 

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