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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.
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  • Average11%
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16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

We were visiting friends near Charleston and had a few days to spend on our own. We were told to do two things while in Charleston: 1. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride (which we did) and the other was to visit the Calhoun Mansion. My...More

4  Thank Claude D
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Unbelievable. It has more antiques in it then any museum. It is hard to believe that someone lives there. Our guide was very knowledgeable and nice. I wish we could have stared at each room longer. It really is overwhelming and stunning.

4  Thank CindyRBonita
Reviewed 7 November 2015

A fellow tourist on the ferry boat to Ft. Sumter told us about this one and we're glad we followed through. It did not disappoint! It's the only "museum home" in Charleston that is currently occupied by the owner and boasts perhaps one of the...More

4  Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 6 November 2015

A few weeks ago I had the delightful experience of touring The Calhoun Mansion. From the time I entered the foyer I was taken back in time through hearing the history of everything from the doors and walls, to the ceilings and windows, and more....More

3  Thank BJfromKS
Reviewed 6 November 2015

One has to visit to figure out for oneself whether it is a mansion or museum. It was built as a mansion pre-civil war and has a great story. Thankfully the docent could point out all the parts of the home dating from the beginning,...More

1  Thank Carol D
Reviewed 5 November 2015

As an occupied home a little different than most historic homes. A very eclectic collection of antiques by owner. If one looks beyond the distractions, great restoration.

1  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Built by a confederate blockade runner who was determined to let everyone know just how much wealth he had accumulated, the mansion has been a hotel, refuge for the navy in time of war and condemned in the 1970s. However, the current owner is a...More

3  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We thought we would be seeing a residence of old Charleston. This is definitely an historic home, but the current owner has outfitted the most eclectic collection of antiques from around the world, and the tour is more about those antiques than the actual home....More

Thank Mimi_Avocado
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Our guide "Frankie" did a fabulous job of storytelling as he lead us through this gorgeous mansion. How lucky we are that the new (and past) owners have taken their time and money to restore and preserve this treasure for all to see. But...it is...More

Thank Val R
Reviewed 1 November 2015

There are a lot of mansions and historic homes to visit in Charleston. You have to include the Calhoun Mnaion. The home is stuffed with furniture, lamps. Chandeliers and paintings. You will be mesmerized by each room. Although the tour is about an hour, you...More

3  Thank vdf123
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18 November 2017|
Response from Frankie V | Property representative |
it was named after the grand son of John C Calhoun, Patrick, married sarah Williams.
18 November 2017|
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.