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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 good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
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“private home” (31 reviews)
16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have limited time in Charleston and want to see the best house, go here!!! It is the originally constructed house with all its glamour, some original pieces and southern flare. Sue did an excellent job in guiding us through the different rooms and...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meaning you really get two tours in one. First, the home itself. The home has an amazing history of ups and downs. Currently it is restored beautifully. But the home holds the largest private collection of antiques I have ever seen. If you go, remember...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were looking for a house tour in Charleston city. This was one of the options. It’s beautiful on the outside. The inside was an amazing surprise. Don’t expect American period furniture. The owner (who lives upstairs) is a collector of antiques,...More

Thank Lori A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Calhoun Mansion is quintessential Charleston and, for our first, get-acquainted, visit to Charleston, was quite a memorable and entertaining experience. By quintessential, we mean that the home has been characterized by the boom-and-bust, grandeur-decay-and-restoration cycles that all Charleston properties seemed to have endured, are...More

Thank satipatipatti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you enter the mansion you are greeted with a owners overwhelming Gilded age antique collection. Classical music is playing in the background and you are struck by the homes unusual quality. It would not have surprised me if Alastair Cook magically appeared from behind...More

Thank C6906SSlindav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although a relatively expensive entry fee, it was worth it. The house contains more treasures than most museums. The docent was excellent and the gardens were beautiful in their own right.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They call this the OMG House! No one can really describe the beautiful items of art and antique furniture from all over the world. You really can’t take it all in, I’ve been three times and see things I missed and new items added.Take the...More

Thank TexasTraveler030
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I toured The Calhoun Mansion the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving. The construction and interior finishings are the most magnificent example of The Gilded Age lifestyle we have seen. The real treat of this visit, as expertly pointed out by our tour guide...More

Thank Dawgz5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our first trip to the Holy City, a visit to the Calhoun Mansion was not on our list. However, after walking the streets of the historic district, we stumbled across a group entering the grounds. My husband, always curious, walked in too and discovered...More

Thank Wendy N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Priceless art and furnishings everywhere from the Gilded Age. Ming vases, detailed art on the ceilings and chandeliers done by Louis C. Tiffany himself. Original art works by the masters: Goya, Degas, Rembrandt. Mansion exterior is a work of art in itself, particularly when you...More

Thank Alica G
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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.