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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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An historic Mansion tour home and gardens.

We spent one day in Charlestown viewing the historic homes. My daughter chose this Mansion/home tour due to the sheer size of the house. Cost was not a real issue as we wanted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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West Palm Beach, Florida

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We spent one day in Charlestown viewing the historic homes. My daughter chose this Mansion/home tour due to the sheer size of the house. Cost was not a real issue as we wanted only one mansion tour. Our belief was, "you see one, you see them all". We spent a pleasant 40 minutes with our guide touring this home. The... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The admission is $16 for adults and free for 12 and under. You get a guided tour with a docent ours was Hannah, and you see a couple rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor. The current owners have added a lot of stuff and it is very filled. The tour has some brief history near the beginning but from... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The architecture of this house is stunning, inside and out, which really goes without saying. But what I enjoyed most about the Calhoun Mansion was that it was chock-a-block full of tons of interesting pieces. I'm talking, watch your purses and backpacks because you might could turn around and accidentally break a priceless antique. The guide went into great detail,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We decided to tour this house based on it being 24,000 sq ft and the pure beauty from the outside alone. The admission was very pricey! 16$ per person and children under 11 are free. The architecture and how the current owner has chosen to preserve it is amazing in short. The entryway to the home is the least "adormed"... More 

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New Mexico
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The house is big, no doubt about that. On the outside it looks nice. The walls, doors and support stuff look nice. But for some reason it is so stuffed with things I have no doubt are probably very valuable that you can't really really appreciate anything. I have to give credit to the owner. By getting people to pay... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This house is beautiful exteriorly, but the over abundance of items is too much to comprehend. Nothing in the house has a theme, every room is the same with too much of everything. The guide was rude,,arrogant, and insulting. Would not pay again for this period.

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San Diego, California
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Pros- beautiful home, great woodwork, lovely ceilings. Con- you may think you are going to see a home where a former Vice President resided, but you are not. He never resided in this home. Con- this home is now owned by a very wealthy couple who are obviously hoarders. There is so much junk in this home that you cannot... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The home is lovely but the owner has just stuffed it full of collections that have no rhyme or reason. I think we are supposed to be impressed with the wealth of his collection. I would not waste my money on this!

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

We only visited Charleston for the day as we were staying in Savannah. It is a sort of city version of Savannah. This house was really different than others. It belonged to a Washington lawyer and couldn't believe that the family sat at the dining table in their dining room. Wow!!! House was filled with antiques, was a shame as... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a very interesting place to visit. The mansion is jam packed with antiques, antique furniture and artwork. If it is to be believed the owner and his wife still live there albeit not all the time as the owner is a Washington DC lawyer. It's hard to imagine that they use the sitting area as there isn't a... More 

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Address: 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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