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Address: 16 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-722-8205
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One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by...

One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by George Walton Williams transports visitors back in time.

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Rich with history and gorgeous works of art!

Calhoun Mansion is a beautiful old mansion filled with over-the-top works of art and antiques. It is not a place to take children - they will be very bored. The guided tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Karen R
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Kitchener, Ontario
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125 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We totally enjoyed our guided tour by our female guide. She was thorough and answered all our questions with lots of extra tidbits. Plenty of antiques to view plus info on the history of the house and architecture. The gardens are lovely also.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Calhoun Mansion is a beautiful old mansion filled with over-the-top works of art and antiques. It is not a place to take children - they will be very bored. The guided tour includes a rich history of the mansion, including the use by the Navy during the Civil War.

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Thank Karen R
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

so many oohs and aahs. This place is beautifully refurbished and packed to the brim with storied items. It is more like touring an eclectic museum than seeing how people lived in the past, but for those of us who like to glimpse many different worlds it is a treat! the gardens are beautiful. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My interest was sparked by being a huge fan of the North and South miniseries. I had seen the outside of this mansion before, but this time decided it was a house we couldn't miss this time. It was well worth the time and entry fee to see it. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history, movies filmed... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners of this Mansion live in the property part time. They are collectors of antiques from around the world. It is a very eclectic collection and hard to see anything for all the items in the house. Would not want to dust this place!

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Thank pillowb
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing experience here. Frankie gave us an autographed book and shared with us the passion of the mansion. Well worth your time and money!!

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1 Thank Juan C
Washington, DC
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118 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another reviewer mentioned this house is not for minimalists and I couldn't agree more. I come from a family of art lovers and knick knack acquirers so I was not turned away by the magnificent collection of items in this home. Every nook and cranny has something fascinating in it. Sometimes I wishes there was fewer items in a room... More 

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north carolina
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54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a one time visit. Real tiffany glass doorway, beautiful woodwork. Owner still lives in it by night. There is a lot of "stuff all over the walls and on tables". Owner is definitely a world collector. Almost too much. But worth the time to see once.

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Thank marymowery
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though the tour guide was funny and knowledgable, the home was not as impressive as it could have been. It seems the owner's use it as a storage unit for all their strange/ unique/ questionable collectible items. There are so many items in the home, it is hard to navigate and very difficult to see the true beauty of the... More 

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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Other reviews have described the structure (impressive, beautiful) and the Tiffany light fixtures and ceilings. Other reviews have also described a wealthy, eccentric hoarder-ish feel of the place - I agree with this description. Our guide was sometimes funny, but often obnoxious and even snide. A girl asked about a painting that looked like a Picasso-ish effort, and he responded... More 

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