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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“private home” (31 reviews)
16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
+1 843-722-8205
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow. This nearly 24,000 square foot Victorian era house museum is packed with an eclectic menagerie of important paintings from 6 centuries, religious art & icons from diverse Eastern and Western cultures. On the one hand, an ostentatious profusion, saturating and hard to digest, and...More

Thank M0ther_of_5
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were visiting Charleston to celebrate my mom's birthday and our first stop was at the Calhoun Mansion. It was an amazing tour and stunning mansion. I would highly recommend stopping in for the tour!

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Calhoun Mansion cannot be described as only a museum. Within the amazingly beautiful building itself, you will find treasures worthy of any world-class museum, as well as an amazingly quirky and shockingly gorgeous and functional family home. From the Tiffany crystal set into the...More

Thank dsBrand0n_M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is so crammed to the gills with furnishings of all sorts, with very little that is tasteful, much less elegant, that I feel both suffocated and slightly nauseated by memories of touring it. Grotesquely out of scale for its surrounding houses too. Just...More

1  Thank FWhiteIII
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour does not provide much information about the history of the mansion. It is mostly about the possessions the current owner has collected over the last 40 years. If you like antiques then you will like this tour. If you want a history tour,...More

2  Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thought it was John C Calhoun's house; its not. Thought it was an old house filled with history; its not. However I've never been in a house with so much and so wide a variety of collectables, art and various furniture. Certainly something for everyone.

1  Thank Allen727286
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning period house, with fascinating private collection. The collection is not original to the house as it has passed through various owners, but the global collection is very interesting. We did the 30 minute tour which was perfect.

Thank Kevmasterj
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are many outstanding mansions in the Charleston historic district. The factor that makes Calhoun Mansion stand out is the collection of antiques. I understand the owner lives on the upper floor. I hope he doesn't have as many pieces of everything in his living...More

Thank Abbie007
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We were glad we visited what the locals call the OMG mansion. OMG because you walk in and are astounded at the cluttered opulence of this antique-filled mansion. You're charmingly escorted by the guide back in time to the 1870s/80s when more is better than...More

Thank SarahJupiter
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a beautiful old Charleston Mansion, that is worth taking a tour. You almost feel uncomfortable once inside because the house is so full of antiques, crammed in each room. Some of the items that were made by Tiffany are fascinating. Apparently the owner...More

Thank Tim S
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