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Address: Fort Hill Street and Calhoun Drive, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Phone Number: 8646562475
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The fascinating home of Senator John C. Calhoun. His daughter Anna and her husband Thomas Green Clemson lived in the plantation as well. They both shared a dream about educational... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Hristiyana Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The fascinating home of Senator John C. Calhoun. His daughter Anna and her husband Thomas Green Clemson lived in the plantation as well. They both shared a dream about educational opportunities, and after Thomas outlived his wife and children, he was finishing out his days at Fort Hill imagining the possibilities for higher education in the state of South Carolina.... More 

Thank Hristiyana Z
Acworth, Georgia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We walked in and were greeted by a few students. The tour was nice and our guide was very knowledgeable. We visit many historical places and it is rare to find the original furniture. They had many of the family heirlooms. The top you tour on your own and the brochure has some good info. I'm glad we went.

Thank Melanie K
Palm Coast, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We had personal tour because Clemson University had just started so students and parents were busy. What as interesting story. It's free but a donation box is available. I recommend you take this tour.

Thank Carol W
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A nice plantation house dating back to John C. Calhoun - lawyer, politician, U.S. Senator, and VP of the US from 1825-32 - and Thomas Green Clemson, founder of Clemson A&M College - now Clemson University. Located on the Clemson Campus, this combination of two architectural styles - Federal and Greek Revival - is a classic old southern plantation house.... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Parking is a huge challenge on campus. We circled the area several times to no avail and missed the chance to visit this historic home.

1 Thank CascadeSalem
Charlotte, NC
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450 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Though I attended Clemson many years ago and lived a stone's throw from Fort Hill, I had never been in until recently. It's worth taking 45 minutes to tour. I know students do some tours but when we were there, it was someone older. She was knowledgeable and because we were the only ones, she gave us an extensive tour.... More 

2 Thank 2BEis2SKI
Voorheesville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Worth a stop, if you are around campus. Tours given by students and takes about 45 minutes. Lots of information about the Clemson family.

1 Thank Jennifer D
Albion, PA
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stopped by the Calhoun house during our recent visit to Clemson University. If you are a history buff it is definitely worth stopping in just to see all the era appropriate furniture and to get a more in depth look at the Calhouns and their history. The tour guide was informative and we were able to explore on our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wow the history. I found this to be fully entertaining and full of wonder.the house historian really new her stuff a must see if you can makes learning fun

3 Thank Sherry B
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A small but properly appointed house museum in the heart of the Clemson University campus. Not far from where the Tigers play ball. But hey a true history buff cannot pass up the opportunity to visit the home of famed Revolutionary and Civil War hero's once tread. Calhoun Fm and the Clemson Fm are linked here. When inside some 90%... More 

2 Thank JPSaleebyMD

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