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Address: Fort Hill Street and Calhoun Drive, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
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Home of John C. Calhoun & Thomas Green Clemson

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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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.

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Charlotte, NC
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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 

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Voorheesville, New York
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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.

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Albion, PA
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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

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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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 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

While I was with my son doing a college visit at Clemson we toured Fort Hill. I love that sort of thing and he got some extra credit in his high school history course for visiting a historic site and taking notes. Fort Hill is located in the center of the Clemson campus and is presented exactly as it was... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The house was originally the home John Calhoun the renowned Senator from South Carolina. It was subsequently owned by his daughter who married Thomas Clemson. At his death he donated the house and over 800 acres to the state to be used as an agricultural college. This became Clemson University. The house is filled with original family period furniture arranged... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This is a very cool pre-civil-war plantation home smack in the middle of the Clemson campus. The grounds are beautiful and the house is gorgeously restored to look as it did when the Calhouns and Clemsons lived there, with lots of the original furniture and artifacts (a sideboard made from a piece of the USS Constitution, for example). We've been... More 

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Address: Address: Fort Hill Street and Calhoun Drive, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Clemson

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