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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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“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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"private residence"
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"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"
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"on display"
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"architectural details"
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"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 4 days ago via mobile

I found the Calhoun Mansion to be very disappointing. The guide gave information about the builder and the story behind the name of the mansion. However, each room was packed full of random artifacts from all over the world. The artifacts belong to the current...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited several historical homes in Charleston and this one was the one we liked the least. It was also the one we paid the most expensive admission price at $17 per person. It is more a building housing an overwhelming amount of articles from...More

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Frankie V, Manager at The Calhoun Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The House is furnished and decorated of “ the period” .. Gilded age Victorian , furnished with items collected from Europe , Asia and beyond while traveling on the 19 th century “ grand tour”. You must have thought it was colonial or Georgian .....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were extremely disappointed with the Calhoun Mansion. This beautiful home is a sight to see from the outside, and you think the same will be true inside....but once inside, it's a cluttered abundance of antiques from everywhere on the continent. We tried hard to...More

1  Thank 483tamik
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice seeing the inside of the big mansion. There is a lot of stuff inside to look at. The craftsmanship is nice!

Thank Ellie W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It isn’t possible to appreciate this lovely old house because every inch of the walls and table tops and very nearly every inch of the floors are literally covered with an eclectic collection of stuff. Maybe expensive stuff, but stuff. Some may relish this. If...More

1  Thank Withyscott
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Calhoun mansion is an awesome home to see along with the spectacular gardens ! But once inside we were very disappointed by the tour and the guide who wanted to talk more about the private collection of antiques by the current owner. You can't...More

Thank Cindancer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house/museum is actually occupied by the owner most evenings. He has an amazing collection of artifacts from the guilded age from all over the world. The contents are overwhelming, and there is stunning beauty. (lots of oohs and ahhs) The docent guided tour is...More

1  Thank sandramJ3690YI
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Calhoun Mansion is a beautifully preserved historic building CHOCK FULL of art and antiques from the guilded age. If you love old homes, art, and antiques you HAVE TO visit here. The guided tour is fabulous, and the guide was able to answer all...More

2  Thank pamela c
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I booked the Grand Tour of the Calhoun Mansion for my daughter and her husband. Due to illness they called the Mansion to cancel (which, on the ticket say can be done for any reason) and get the $159.00 refunded. Though we have tried for...More

5  Thank ramblin1
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

My family and I stumbled upon this gem as we were touring the historic district of Charleston. We were told that if we liked history, we should visit the Calhoun Mansion. I am a history teacher so I absolutely was on board to visit this...More

2  Thank EmB_1123
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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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