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Joseph Manigault House

350 Meeting St, Charleston, SC
843 722 2996
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Ranked #44 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Historic mansion that is open to the public.
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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3 helpful votes 3 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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769 reviews 769 reviews
372 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was a very neat and informative tour. Had a great tour guide by the name of Eleanor who was very southern and sweet will do this again.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A good tour. The guide did a great job of explaining the features of the house as well as the importance of some of the features in day to day life in Charleston.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The tour was interesting and the tour guide was knowledgeable about the history of the house and the family. The furniture was beautiful. It was definitely worth touring. However, my husband and I have been on tours of several of the historic houses and did not feel this was as appealing as some of the other homes. It is definitely... More

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