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“Best house in Charleston!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Calhoun Mansion

The Calhoun Mansion
16 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Charlestowne)
843-722-8205
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Ranked #69 of 219 things to do in Charleston
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Arts and crafts
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Owner description: One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by George Walton Williams transports visitors back in time.
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
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“Best house in Charleston!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

My family and I visited the Calhoun Mansion yesterday and we loved it. Great guide full of knowledge about the house and it's history. Best house I have been in since moving here in 2008. The owner should be thanked for his preservation of such a wonderful place.

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“Save your $$$”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

No doubt beautiful house which can be viewed from the outside without having to pay $15 for what was a very rushed 30 tour. The rooms are viewed from roped off doorways and with the house being incredibly cluttered one would not be able to appreciate the antiques.

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“The best tour guide EVER!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

The Calhoun Mansion is absolutely beautiful. The tour guide is amazing, warm and fun. The mansion decor is not original as it's lived in by a private family that opens it up for tours, but nevertheless, it's quite amazing and well worth it.

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“An unbelievable assortment of treasures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

This place is a Wow! We were almost overwhelmed with the variety and history of the thousands of artifacts and items on display -- you name it, it has been collected and is available for your viewing pleasure. The many treasures coupled with the history of the house made for a wonderful tour. We love to visit historic homes and I can just about guarantee that you will find the Calhoun Mansion to be a unique and special experience. Our guide, Sandra, was outstanding -- her obvious love of and enthusiasm for the mansion and its contents added so much to our visit. Most of all, THANK YOU to the owner and collector for sharing your home and collection with us. In my book, you are a modern day Henry du Pont. Hurrah!

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Augusta, Georgia
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“Breathtaking and fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

I found the Calhoun Mansion by walking the Museum Mile in Downtown Charleston. I knew very little about the history of the home, but the exterior was so gorgeous I had to see the inside. Once inside, the guide explained the history of the home in great detail. The fact someone lives in this home is incredible. The number and condition of antiques in this home is fabulous! It reminded me of the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC. For a walk in time, the Calhoun Mansion is definitely a great place to stroll.
Tami S.

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