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The Calhoun Mansion: Tours & Tickets

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One of Charleston's few intact architectural treasures, and its largest residence, boasting 24,000 square feet of Gilded Age splendor ... including some of the most spectacular woodwork, moldings and craftsmanship in the city . When completed in...more
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16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
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This is a beautiful post-Civil War mansion stuffed to the gills with the owner's bizarre collection of, well, everything. You pay $17 not to see a restored mansion (although that's what it is) but to stare at room after room stuffed with every sort of collectible imaginable.
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First fact, this mansion has nothing to do with the Calhoun Family. 99.9% of what you will see has absolutely no relevance to the previous owners whatsoever. It is basically a storage facility for the current owner’s private collection of finds from near and far. No words can
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Sue did an excellent tour of this privately owned residence/museum. She is very knowledgeable and welcomed all questions. The mansion is filled with antiques from many different time periods. I personally thought there were too many pieces in each room, making it look cluttered.
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As our tour guide said wait till i open doors to the house you will say wow. Wow it was. Out of all the mansions you can visit in Charleston i think this one should be number one on your list.
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The Calhoun Mansion wasn't originally on our list of must-sees, but was recommended by a local. The property is nicely manicured and maintained, and certainly a lot of artifacts and history here.
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