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Address: 350 Meeting St, Charleston, SC
Phone Number: 843 722 2996
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Historic mansion that is open to the public.

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Historic Home

There are many historic houses to view while in Charleston and seeing one is a must. We chose the Joseph Manigault House primarily due to proximity to Charleston Museum. Tours... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
Mardi K

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Northern California
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got off to a bad start because it was very cold and raining outside when we arrived, and the woman who met us at the door said they had no room for us inside, and to come back in 20 minutes when the next tour started. If we hadn't bought the tickets in advance, we wouldn't have returned. The... More 

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Cannon County , Tennessee
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house is full of history , as so many in Charleston are. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and cared. Pointing out architectural features of the house, explaining the history of the family, explaining furniture craft, and so much more. This city is so wonderful to visit. I would put this house in my top 10 places to tour!... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The Charleston Garden Club decorated the house with all natural and local materials from the area for Christmas. Our tour guide was absolutely interesting. She pointed out architectural details, furniture history and told us interesting stories about the family. The dining room table had some unusual plates set upon it. She answered questions we had and talked about the outside... More 

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Thank Harriet R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Tour guide for the house was good. Trolley around swamps could do without. Not interested in alligators. Guide repeated information already covered.

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Thank Myrna L
Baltimore, Maryland
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Only showed up here because of a plantation visit fail at the visitor center in which my friend and I wanted to go to a plantation but our timing budget didn't allow. The person at the visitor center recommended we do a bus tour and then house tour of this place with "Just imagine that house in the middle of... More 

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Thank SalErgrapes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

There are many historic houses to view while in Charleston and seeing one is a must. We chose the Joseph Manigault House primarily due to proximity to Charleston Museum. Tours are given on the half hour and you must wait for the tour to begin to be admitted into the house. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and was happy... More 

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Thank Mardi K
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We had a great tour of the Joseph Manigault House. The house is located directly across from the Charleston Museum. Although, naturally, the house has undergone changes throughout the years, a surprising amount of the house is original. The lot has been reduced, and the stables, detached kitchen, etc. are no longer there. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and... More 

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Thank vols12m
Chicago, Illinois
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The Joseph Manigault House is a beautiful historic home across the street from The Charleston Museum. At the time the house was built, it was one of the first homes in the "suburbs" rather than the original part of the city. As a result, the grounds and house are larger than some of Charleston's other historic homes.

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Thank Lisa D
St. Louis, Missouri
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We toured this house in combination with the Charleston Museum. It is conveniently located across the street from the museum. It was built in 1803 for one of the area plantation owners. Only the first and second floors are accessible for the tour, but there is some furniture from that era in the house. The dining table is set with... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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131 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This was the least attractive of the houses I visited and the guide spoke too much too fast without providing any really useful content. As elsewhere, the issue of slavery gets whitewashed: Slavery should be at the center of all tours. It would be nice also to see at least one African-American on staff to tell the story, rather than... More 

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