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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“current owners” (47 reviews)
“private home” (31 reviews)
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16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
Charlestowne
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"current owners"
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"antique collection"
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"amazing house"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Definitely for the history and antique lover. The man who owns the house now is quite the collector and the amount of history that is housed in this home thanks to his antiques is unparalleled! The house is huge and beautiful with a very interesting...More

1  Thank rainbowkaine
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

We totally enjoyed our guided tour by our female guide. She was thorough and answered all our questions with lots of extra tidbits. Plenty of antiques to view plus info on the history of the house and architecture. The gardens are lovely also.

1  Thank celticmoon
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

Calhoun Mansion is a beautiful old mansion filled with over-the-top works of art and antiques. It is not a place to take children - they will be very bored. The guided tour includes a rich history of the mansion, including the use by the Navy...More

Thank Karen R
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Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

so many oohs and aahs. This place is beautifully refurbished and packed to the brim with storied items. It is more like touring an eclectic museum than seeing how people lived in the past, but for those of us who like to glimpse many different...More

Thank tobiko525
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

My interest was sparked by being a huge fan of the North and South miniseries. I had seen the outside of this mansion before, but this time decided it was a house we couldn't miss this time. It was well worth the time and entry...More

1  Thank luvsBeatles
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

The owners of this Mansion live in the property part time. They are collectors of antiques from around the world. It is a very eclectic collection and hard to see anything for all the items in the house. Would not want to dust this place!

Thank pillowb
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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing experience here. Frankie gave us an autographed book and shared with us the passion of the mansion. Well worth your time and money!!

1  Thank Juan C
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

Another reviewer mentioned this house is not for minimalists and I couldn't agree more. I come from a family of art lovers and knick knack acquirers so I was not turned away by the magnificent collection of items in this home. Every nook and cranny...More

1  Thank metrochica
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Definitely worth a one time visit. Real tiffany glass doorway, beautiful woodwork. Owner still lives in it by night. There is a lot of "stuff all over the walls and on tables". Owner is definitely a world collector. Almost too much. But worth the time...More

Thank marymowery
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Though the tour guide was funny and knowledgable, the home was not as impressive as it could have been. It seems the owner's use it as a storage unit for all their strange/ unique/ questionable collectible items. There are so many items in the home,...More

Thank TCLoughery
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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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