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An amazing house to see

This home is still in the family, 5th generation, and so beautiful inside with all the beautiful... read more

Reviewed today
New Braunfels, Texas
Beautiful Charleston Home

The first and second floors of home is open for the tour. Many original furnishings. The family... read more

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Pat F
lakeland, United States
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Of Charleston's many fine house museums, only the Edmondston-Alston House (constructed in 1825 and enhanced in 1838) commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor. From its piazza, General P. T. Beauregard watched the fierce bombardment of Ft...more
21 E Battery St, Charleston, SC 29401-2740
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Reviewed today

This home is still in the family, 5th generation, and so beautiful inside with all the beautiful woodwork and furniture of the time period. So worth taking this tour if you enjoy Historic Homes

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Reviewed yesterday

The first and second floors of home is open for the tour. Many original furnishings. The family occupies the third floor and the back portion is a bed and breakfast. The tour guide was excellent and was able to provide details on the original owners...More

Thank Pat F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth seeing. Delightful house but I would have liked to have spent more time than was alloted. I think if you only had time to see one house in Charleston then it should be this one. You don't see the gardens or the upper...More

Thank ostridge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First and second floor of this house open for tours, family actually lives on third floor. It is still owned from descendants of the 2nd owners with ties to Middleton Plantation.

Thank Leslie2832
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour of this very historic home. See and hear what went on during the Civil War and beyond. A must do in Charleston for everyone during any season.

1  Thank Carolina200101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the historic Charleston home tours and a beautiful home it was. The tour is sort of short (30 minutes) but you only visit the main and 2nd floor levels plus the two balcony (piazza) areas. The third floor is actually a...More

Thank challengefish
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The views of the harbor from the upstairs are really awesome. Our guide was a retired history professor so he was able to provide some fascinating and in-depth facts. The antique furnishings are beautiful and the architectural details are amazing. Definitely recommend,

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Reviewed September 2, 2018

A shorter tour than most; interesting, but too much information in a short time to really take in and enjoy, A bit too much drama by the guide,

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Reviewed August 21, 2018

This is very nice antebellum mansion on E Battery street near Oyster point at the tip of southern Charleston. It overlooks the Cooper River. This is one of the larger mansions available to tour. It is nicely preserved on the inside and out and is...More

1  Thank ephyfe
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Because the rain cased flooding near the market our horse carriage tour got rescheduled. The carriage company told us about this house to check out. We were led through a beautiful house with most of the original furnishings. The tour lasts around 30 minutes.

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March 17, 2018|
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Response from Dreyfus01 | Reviewed this property |
It is not nessary to purchase a ticket in advance. Enter the home and you will be greeted in the office to the right of enterance hall by those providing tickets and information on the tours times.
February 27, 2018|
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Response from Don B | Property representative |
The tour of the Edmondston-Alston House takes approximately 30-40 minutes.There may be a short wait upon your arrival for the next tour to start.
Savannah W
September 24, 2016|
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Response from dancingirlb4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are a couple of packages to choose from. You can choose just the house tour or a combination ticket which includes the Middleton Plantation. I recommend the combination ticket. I would check the website for... More