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Thomas Elfe House

54 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
843.722.9162
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Ranked #65 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Apr 17, 2013
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Boston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is a privately owned home that has been lovingly preserved and decorated to show the home as it might have been during the colonial years. It's on the market, and who knows if the new owners will open the home to the public. The short tour was offered by the current owner who obviously has a deep interest in... More

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aiken
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This home (not a museum) takes you back in time. If you like antiques, you will love this place. The gentleman who owns the house and lives there gives the tour himself. He was very nice and we appreciated him sharing his home and furnishings with us. His garden was lovely. He gives the tour from 10:00 a.m. to 4... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This amazing home is very much worth the trip. We toured it as part of an historic walking tour and probably would not have found it ourselves, so we were especially pleased. The owner gives the tour himself and he explains the Colonial furnishings and antiques he has collected over time with great care. It is a small single home... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

The owner is a weath of knowledge about the antiques he has collected and the history of his home. It was very nice to see how the 'real' people lived after seeing the homes of the very wealthy plantation owners. The added kitchen alone was worth the admission!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I escorted visitors on a "3 house tour" last week. Thomas Elfe House was their favorite. The owner gives the tour of this very small, very early Charleston single house. Wonderful original woodwork, interesting collection of colonial household goods which he knows how to explain. If you like Williamsburg and Old Salem, don't miss this museum house.

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Mooresville, NC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

This historic home is less noticeable than some of the other homes in Charleston, but that doesn't mean it's less worthy of a visit. This charming home is simply packed full of antique treasures collected by the owner/tour guide over the years. The home is in excellent condition and the owner is very knowledgeable regarding the home, the original owner,... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Great little museum down from The Mills House Hotel. They offer a nice little culinary tour as well.

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Dixie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

I'm a tour guide in the city. I've been to every historic house and this is the best! This house is great because it shows you how everyday people in Charleston lived.

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