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Joseph Manigault House

350 Meeting St, Charleston, SC
843 722 2996
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Ranked #42 of 108 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Historic mansion that is open to the public.
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tbender
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The tour of the Manigault house was interesting and informative. If you got with a large group, it was hard to see some of the items of interest. I think the groups should be limited to small groups to allow everyone a better view..

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This urban plantation was included on the Charleston Museum Combo Ticket and had the best guide of all. We ended up with a private and somewhat longer tour than expected. The guide explained provided the requisite history of the home, contents, construction and inhabitants., she went on to provide detailed contrasts between the lives of the urban plantation slaves and... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed the tour and House. House is beautifully restored and enjoyed the history of house . The Tour guide was very informative .

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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111 reviews 111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This home is a must see if you do home tours, it is lovely loaded with history and a great example of life in the time it was built. The tour guide knew her stuff and made this a rewarding 45 minutes.

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Parrish, Fl
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Originally built in 1803, this home has both simplicity & elegance. It has a curving central staircase. The tour guide was good in giving us a nice historical prospective on who the Manigault's were and their contribution to Charleston's history. I was a little disappointed in that the tour is only 4 rooms.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Really beautiful home, but the tour was short and not the most interesting of the tours we did in the city. Our guide was knowledgable but not super enthusiastic or interesting. I kept finding myself tuning out. I would have really loved to see the third floor, but it was off limits. The house is a lot smaller than it... More

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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

When the issue of slavery was raised on our tour today, the guide told us the slaves were treated like family. It was also as if this Charlestonian felt she had to be defensive about the past history. Meanwhile, there are statistics such as the following regarding the lives of slaves at the Manigault plantation: "Ninety percent of the children... More

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Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I think the thing we found most interesting about this home is the Gate Temple entrance in the yard. Something we've never seen before. The home itself was lovely. Small in comparison to some others that we toured in Charleston, but no less lovely in its day, I'm sure. The guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. We toured the home as... More

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Augusta, Georgia, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Before beginning to tell of the home I must say that the tour may have been better if the guide was nicer. This lady was harsh and rude!!!! She treated us as little children snapping at adults and children alike if they appeared not to be paying attention to her. She tried to make me leave my backpack in a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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821 reviews 821 reviews
393 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place has a varied and interesting past, and our guide was fabulous--ready and eager to answer questions, knowledgeable, and kind. I recommend it!

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