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The Calhoun Mansion

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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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Really cool house, and great tour. This house is packed with incredible antiques, one dating back to 500BC. We actually met one of the owners dogs which thrilled my daughters.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There is a brief history of house, then the rest of the tour consists of the tour guide (who was sarcastic and rude) telling you where all of the antiques are from that the current owners have on display. Nothing is relevant to the house history or the history of Charleston. It's a tourist trap and I regret paying for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing mansion in an amazing location in town. Even if you don't head in to see the place inside, worth checking it out from the street. Beautiful building.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I, my wife, and13rd year old boy expected to see a historic home, which it is not, what we saw. I was amazed at the world treasures that I in my 50 plus years had never seen in one location including a museum. I read a comment from someone that stated that they were disappointed because a "true" Charlestonain did... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You walk into this gorgeous mansion with intricate wood work expecting to see something grand. Except the current owner has filled the home with art work that is from all time periods and places. Not only is it not true to the time period or to Charleston it is over crowded! We also came in late on a tour and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This house is gorgeous! The history is fascinating! However, if you are looking for an historic "Charleston" mansion inside and out...this is not the place. The collections here are overwhelming and breathtakingly beautiful. The fact that the whole house is still used by the family is amazing. (As a matter of fact, I would like for them to adopt me.)... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The first thing you must know is that the Calhoun Mansion at 16 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, isn't the home is John C. Calhoun, one of the leading statesmen in the history of the United States. His home is in Clemson, South Carolina. But this is a magnificent mansion, no matter who built it or who lived in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What a waste of money! Although the current owner may view his collection as antiques, it looked like nothing more than a VERY crowded collection of junk. It was so disappointing that the current owner refused to keep even one room that looked like the period. This is a truly someone's ego trip on steroids and it was a true... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I am a Charlestonian; however this day I was visiting Charleston with my brother and sister-in law which had never been to the city of Charleston. They were soooo looking forward to seeing this 'Mansion'; however, there were soooo many disappointment's, that I was embarrassed they had spent their money on such a site and tour! The first disappointment was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Really cool house, and great tour. This house is packed with incredible antiques, one dating back to 500BC. We actually met one of the owners dogs which thrilled my daughters.

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Friendswood, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Mixed feelings about the mansion. You see two floors of the mansion and peer into the rooms from the roped hallways. There was a lot of stuff! I would have enjoyed it more if the "stuff" had fit the theme of colonial America, yet it was full of Asian artifacts, Moroccan lamps, taxidermy pieces....quite a hodge podge. If you are... More 

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