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Joseph Manigault House

350 Meeting St, Charleston, SC
843 722 2996
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Ranked #41 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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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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
40 helpful votes 40 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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644 reviews 644 reviews
303 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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
66 helpful votes 66 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 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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Spokane, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Interesting tour. The guide did a very good job of explaining both the important architectural features of the house but gave a good feel for what life was like in Charleston during that time. Even our teenage kids enjoyed it!

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Milwaukee, WI
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Very nice example of charleston architecture. Good history and stories of house on the tour. 3rd floors are off limits on most houses due to fire department restrictions (no 2nd exits). Very nice examples of original furniture in the house. Lots of tall, scottish made pieces. Enjoy the gate temple on the south side and don't miss the historical markers... More

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