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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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Not what you'd expect, Amazing collection!

Not your typical tour of an old home, but I liked it for that reason. This is an amazing collection of antiques & art. If you love antique shops, architecture & art museums then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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St. Thomas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Not your typical tour of an old home, but I liked it for that reason. This is an amazing collection of antiques & art. If you love antique shops, architecture & art museums then this place is for you. If you want an old house tour, this is not for you. Even tho they tout the "35 rooms" you only... More 

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you do your homework first and realize that the home is decorated with the current owner's collection and not period items, then it is pretty cool. Amazing items and neat house. But expensive.

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Pompton Plains, NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The house, the architecture, and the grounds are simply beautiful. You have to overlook all of the collectibles to appreciate the home's character and beauty

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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Visited the Calhoun Mansion. The owner's personnel antique collection is on display and it is somewhat over the top. The price to tour the house was steep but our guide was knowledgeable and very friendly.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I last visited this house before G. Howe III sold the house in 2004 to the current owner, H. Stahl. Since the sale, my enjoyment of this home has ceased. The current owner, has over 5000 "pieces" in this house, which just seem part of his ability to collect as his wealth allows. Though is wealth may allow, imo, this... More 

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Twin Lake, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Very interesting way to see a historical residence. The home was built in 1876 by a very wealthy man. No expense was spared. I love the architecture and the attention to detail. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. A little pricy, but overall a nice experience.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This house is just...wow...how they fit all that stuff in there is one thing, how they arrange it so it looks good is another thing, but then how it all relates to the piece next to it. Its just layer upon layer of wow. Our guide was the site manager, you can find his photo in one of the books... More 

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Hardy, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The Calhoun Mansion is a must if one wants to see the beauty of old Charleston. It is privately owned (and lived in), has an amazing collection of art and antiques, and has a fascinating history with charming - and funny - stories of the original owners. Our tour guide was Denise, and she did a wonderful tour with her... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were walking by the Calhoun mansion and decided to stop in on the spur of the moment. It turned out to be effectively a museum for the current owner's vast antique collection, rather than a more historically-oriented house. The owner has an unbelievably large collection of antiques that are absolutely jammed into every nook and cranny in the house.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is probably the best mansion tour you can take in Charleston. Mostly because of the incredible art and antiques that are covering every inch of the home. If this man were poor he'd be called a hoarder but since he's extremely wealthy and all of the objects are beautiful pieces from all of the world, he's a collector. Go... More 

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