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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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16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
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+1 843-722-8205
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"current owners"
in 47 reviews
"private residence"
in 40 reviews
"private home"
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"antique collection"
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"gilded age"
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"grand tour"
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"tour guide"
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"amazing house"
in 19 reviews
"on display"
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"architectural details"
in 16 reviews
"open to the public"
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"interesting history"
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"meeting street"
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"house tour"
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"visiting charleston"
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"civil war"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was one of the most interesting homes we visited, but not for the history of the home itself. The tour is mainly about the random artwork/furniture the current owner has collected. Each room is completely full of things worth (I’m assuming) millions of dollars....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The furniture in this mansion is not original, but certainly of the age. The current owners bought it to house their Gilded Age art collection. It’s filled to the rafters with art and other objects. Original to the house are 3 chandeliers and the stencilled...More

Thank Monique E
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Go through the garden on the right and buy your ticket, then proceed towards the entrance of the house and your guide awaits you. We had a very kind younglady as a guide. There is some kind of time pressure from the guide’s side. The...More

Thank Hans V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this house tour! Restoration work is remarkable, the wealth of detail and history are breathtaking! Our tour guide Ben was very informative and passionate about the home and its historic contents. This home is not completely open to the tour, since the current owner...More

1  Thank SL21872
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Calhoun Mansion is a step back in time, but to the Gilded Age as merchants built fortunes, not to the antebellum South. The house is reminiscent of the ornate “cottages” of Newport, RI. Stunning craftsmanship. Louis Tiffany was the interior designer! Thanks to the...More

1  Thank Jim N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mansion was built with exquisite workmanship. I particularly liked the idea that it is still serving as a private home but is available to the public. It is now filled with an eclectic assortment of antiques including some good tall clocks and a girandole....More

1  Thank RobertMass013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mansion is a beautiful example of the gilded age! Our tour guide, Kelsey, was fabulous, keeping us entertained with the home's storied past and informative about the personal and impressive collection of antiques inside. A very worth-while stop in Charleston!

3  Thank swingaway32018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Touring a couple of historic mansions today in Charleston. The Calhoun Mansion came highly recommended. Tours are given every 30 minutes. Wandered about until we found the gift shop where tickets are sold. Adult price is $17 each with no discount for seniors (shame on...More

1  Thank Tlittle2004
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mansion is a really fine house and it is wonderful that it has been so beautifully restored. I wish they hadn’t cluttered the interior with all of the stuff they have purchased. They should make a study trip to some English stately home and...More

Thank Hannu H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. This was a trip. The bones of the house were spectacular, wonderfully restored by the current owner. But oh-my-gosh, was this house overstuffed with, well, stuff. According to our very amiable tour guide, who reminded me of Andrew Rannells, there were only a few...More

Thank Christine N
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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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