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The Calhoun Mansion

16 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Charlestowne)
843-722-8205
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Ranked #46 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Arts and crafts
Description: One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by George Walton Williams transports visitors back in time.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This house is gorgeous. For North and South fans, it was the Hazard Mansion. The art collection is beautiful. The guide did a wonderful job of telling the story of the house.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It was interesting to visit the Calhoun Mansion and learn of its history. It is disconnected from Southern Charm, as the contents do not depict a true Southern history or style. If you treasure antiques from all over the globe, you will have your fill of quite an extensive collection. Every nook & cranny is jammed with items. It's hard... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Was happy to step into the air conditioned house! The house itself is quite impressing, although the amount of "stuff" in it made me a little clausterphobic. The guide was extremely entertaining.

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Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had been warned that this house was not managed by the Charleston Historical Society and so was not some of the locals favorites. We wanted to see anyway because of the original Tiffany chandeliers and vases. Well, they were indeed beautiful but some of the other myriad of collections were fascinating too. Worth seeing....

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

You have to take this tour, if only to see all of the stuff the owner put into this home. Holy antiques Batman! We loved it!

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Denton, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beautiful architecture, fantastic story behind the original owners of the home to the current owners, outstanding craftsmanship - you just need to put your blinders on to all of the current owners antiques. We went in knowing the home was filled with the current owners antiques however we were not expecting such chaos on the placement of the items -... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Had a private tour of the house. Most of the furnishings are not original to this home. The items are the current owner's collections. While there are many beautiful things, there is so much of it everywhere that it seems a bit chaotic.

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Lillington, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

As most of the previous reviews tell, this is not a period era house once you enter. This is one family's private collection of junk. Extremely expensive junk, but none the less junk. Like they say one man's junk is another man's treasure.....so if you want to see a Tiffany gas lamp or a Picasso vase, this Tour is for... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Calhoun Mansion was on my list of places to visit during my first trip to Charleston but I didn't make it so it was the first house I visited on my second trip. I thought it was great but know what type of tour this is before you buy. Yes, the home is historic but the owner and his... More

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Euharlee, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful Home, amazing and unique art work. I am very thankful the own allows the public to view the extensive collection of art and artifacts from around the world. We worth the price and time. I recommend to anyone who has an appreations for fine craftsmanships and fine art colections - you will be amazed.

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