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The Calhoun Mansion

Neighborhood: Charlestowne
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Address: 16 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-722-8205
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Arts and crafts
Description: One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned...
One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by George Walton Williams transports visitors back in time.
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Interesting to say the least

A bit of everything in this place. We had a wonderful tour guide who seemed to know everything. There is an very interesting history to this mansion. Although really not that old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Leland, North Carolina

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HOUSTON
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Go here! Do it! This is the OMG tour! Owner buys new antiques every week, a DC lawyer (read lobbyist--our tax money is buying these things!) No pix allowed otherwise they couldn't charge for the tour.

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Grosse Ile, Michigan
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Old Charleston home, nothing meaningful to do with the Calhoun Family, but the name brings in suckers who pay money to look at some guys flea market finds. Nothing shown inside the house is original, its all been bought by a tort lawyer owner probably within the last few years, If you like to look at that stuff, go to... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing home! Only downfall is there is just too much for the eye to take in!! Entire family (2 adults and 3 kids -21, 19, & 14) loved it! Short tour but fabulous! Tour guide was super knowledgeable and funny, too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Don't go on this tour if you are looking for a historical representation of colonial Charleston. Do go if you love architecture and curated art/antique collections. This mansion is filled to the eaves with unique pieces, and the tour guide can tell you about every single one of them as well as the rich history of the house and neighborhood.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We travelled with friends from out of the country to Charleston, SC. Our friends were looking forward to visiting the south and experiencing the southern culture. My husband and I visited Calhoun Mansion years ago, and appreciated its charm and history. It no longer has this charm, and very little was told of its history during our tour this month.... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You may say a classic horder lives here, but it is so much more! Every room is filled to excess with collectibles of all kinds. Your mind has a hard time getting around to the excesses throughout the house. Well maintained, wonderful docents, and an experience you will recall for a long time.

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INDIANA
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This tour was okay. The house is a cluster mess and every room is roped off so you just get a peek and information. The tour guide was a nice young man and had a lot of information but definitely not a must see attraction.:(

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My sister and I went on the tour. What an amazing home filled with the most unusual and beautiful collections. Frankie was a great tour guide! The $16 admission fee was a great value. A huge thank you to the owners for opening up your home to share with the public.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Unbelievable home and collection. Our tour guide, Frankie, was very well informed about the home and the many items within. Thank you to the current owners for allowing us to tour and view your beautiful home.

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Leland, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A bit of everything in this place. We had a wonderful tour guide who seemed to know everything. There is an very interesting history to this mansion. Although really not that old, there is a great story here. The house is eloquent but stuffed and I mean stuffed with collector's belongings. If you have time, probably worth the $16 admission.

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Address: 16 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: 843-722-8205
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Charlestowne

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