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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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“private home” (31 reviews)
16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
+1 843-722-8205
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Reviewed yesterday

I did enjoy the tour, however, it could have been a bit longer and would love to have seen more of it. The owner still lives there so several rooms were off limits. I would rate this more as a museum tour vs. a house...More

Thank jill k
Reviewed 2 days ago

We opted for the Calhoun Mansion tour because it was convenient with our schedule and looked like something we might like. It was incredible! Denise gave a wonderful, interesting and informative tour, and the mansion itself and the furnishings were spectacular. Our jaws just dropped,...More

1  Thank Ginny M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We toured this home while in Charleston and were blown away! The architecture was gorgeous, and the furnishings are astonishing at every turn. The owners have lavishly decorated the home with their many collections. It is overwhelming at times because there is so much to...More

2  Thank Charles C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Many added museum pieces since our last visit but we never tire of seeing the beauty of the house itself, Amazing structure to visit and lots of interesting history to take in.

Thank Lithodude
Reviewed 5 days ago

Felt like I did at the Sistine Chapel in Rome - way too much to absorb. The tour is most informative and highlights the the important pieces. The female guide was great.

Thank over83
Reviewed 5 days ago

A true Gilded Age gem. The current owners have brought their collection to the home and have it displayed in virtually every room. It is quite a collection but most of it doesn't fit the 1876 Italianate Manse style. That being said, Calhoun was one...More

Thank RayGCincinnati_OH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The expensive 16$ 35 minute tour is really just a very quick overview of a few of the many exotic items in the collection of the current owner of which the house is overflowing. The architecture of the house is not discussed or featured and...More

Thank KevinW12350
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Calhoun Mansion has an interesting history indeed form it's gilded-age origins, to war, to poverty and ruin, to its present beauty.. Not only are the original elements still holding charm but the addition of the impressive collection of the current owner accentuates the mansions...More

Thank brenda698
Reviewed 1 week ago

The home's current owner has crammed the place full of gaudy, ornate furnishings that while unique and exotic just don't do justice to the home. Also because the rooms are so overstuffed, you only get to look in to most from the doorway.

Thank PDXonthego
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure what all the hype is about a scam regarding this tour. If you do your homework, you will find that the Calhoun Mansion, though not owned by the original family, is an incredible display of someone's desire to preserve incredible pieces and...More

Thank AutumninChicago
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