Joseph Manigault House
Joseph Manigault House
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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  • Philip M
    Marietta, Georgia115 contributions
    Very Interesting House Tour
    My wife and I toured the Manigault House on Tuesday this week while visiting Charleston. The Manigault House is owned and maintained by the Charleston Museum. We had a guided tour by a very informative and knowledgeable docent who shared stories about the house, the family, and the city. The house was furnished with period furniture and decorated for the holiday season. We sincerely enjoyed our tour.
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 21, 2022
  • Donald S
    Comstock Park, Michigan2,835 contributions
    Somewhat interesting
    Of the two house tours we did, this seemed to be the least interesting. This one is a guided tour compared to the second one. The tour guide was just reciting off facts after facts, and it was hard to comprehend everything we heard and were seeing. The second house was an audio one, and it gave you time to process the facts you just heard. To me, and to three of the four in our group, we were not impressed.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 19, 2023
  • HonestEvaluator
    112 contributions
    Rushed and uninspiring tour
    The house itself was interesting, but the manner in which the tour itself was conducted was a problem for us. The woman conducting the tour had clearly given it hundreds of times before, so it came across as wooden and a mere memorized recitation of facts. Worst of all, we were rushed through it so fast that after she spoke we were given no time at all to just look around the rooms a bit to really see what she was talking about. Instead we were shuttled to the next room. Unfortunately, her voice was also weak making it difficult to hear. Unlike the other historical homes and museums we went to in Charleston, this tour was conducted somewhat coldly and without any real passion for what we were being shown. The woman conducting the tour was adequate, but not at all compelling. Fortunately, admission was included as part of the museum and Heyward-Washington house, both of which were handled much better.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 26, 2023
  • Ken F
    167 contributions
    Time Well Spent
    We visited three of the antebellum homes in Charleston and felt this was the best one. The lady who was our guide was informative and entertaining and the home has been beautifully restored. While not as large as the other two, we felt it was the best experience. Also, it is essentially across the street from the Charleston Museum which is also well worth visiting. While a reminder of what the city was like in the pre-civil war south, its history afterwards was also very interesting.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 25, 2023
  • Mamacita S
    Virginia Beach, Virginia20 contributions
    Charleston Joseph Manigault House
    If you are interested in history and antiques, this is a must see. The grounds were nice, the restored home with furniture, beautiful and the tour guide highly knowledgeable. We visited the Charleston Museum first then toured this home after. Tours are given every half hour.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 2, 2023
  • cdandoy
    Gilbert, Arizona897 contributions
    Okay
    Bought ticket online. Tour started at the half hour. Only 5 in the group. It was quite short compared to other house tours of that price (25-30 min for $15). Guide was asked some questions and didn't know the answers. She seemed to want to stick to a script and was a bit quiet. Love the mantle clock and some other pieces. If near that area, may be worth your time.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 3, 2023
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Ms. Salsa
118 contributions
Dec 2020
We bought the combo tickets for the Heyward-Washington House, the Joseph Manigault House and the Charleston Museum. The Manigualt House was actually an interesting house tour in more than one level. It started being a pleasant experience and then it became kind of odd. The lead guide was an older lady, very knowledgeable and informative, but who later gained an 'attitude', which we were never quite sure why it turned in that direction. I have to admit, as we waited for the tour to start, we were instructed to do so in the dining room area. In the meantime, I found it interesting that the table's centerpiece, which was created based on natural evergreen, was pretty much dead at the time of our visit. We were later informed this had been arranged since the beginning of December [mind you, this is the last week of same month], so I wondered, why was it never updated in some way?! It looked like someone had just cut the grass and decided to just lay the clippings on top of the table. Strange. We were informed on how the architect at the time placed a lot of interest in symmetry. In that same dining room, if you looked at one wall, you would notice a doorway on the left, and what appeared to be the same on the right hand side. It turns out the one on the right, was totally fake. Based on this same reasoning, we asked, why then were the two rows of windows on the front different? One had actual windows and the other ones had bricks covering it? Her answer was, that was what the owner liked at the time? Huh?! Towards the end of the tour, my friend asked a question, which she responded, "I already explained that earlier." Umh?! Not quite the response we expected.
Written January 18, 2021
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Elizabeth, CO89 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
There a couple of reasons for this low rating. We got there at noon, and because of a special exhibit related to the birds that are part of the collection of the house, regular guided tours were suspended until 2. We could ( and did) pay our full price admission and tour independently. Unfortunately there was very little printed information in each room explaining the architectural features of the room, furnishings, and art. Although there was a docent on each floor, it was very difficult to ask questions. Worse were the paper birds hanging from the fixtures. 😢 No pictures of the beauty of the house for us after our first few pictures of the paper birds. Actually, the amount of mounted birds through out the house was fairly out of balance with other objects in the house.
Written March 23, 2022
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Robin B
Phoenix, AZ1,412 contributions
Feb 2022
I love everything about historic homes, but this one just didn’t do it for me. There are some very nice antiques, but the home is filled with stuffed birds—everywhere—on the stairs, on the dining table, on end tables, on the fireplace mantle. The tour is 90 percent self-guided with 10 percent docent participation. Our docent didn’t really give any useful information about the owners of the home or history of the home. We spent about 15 minutes.
Written March 5, 2022
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,188 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
If you’re visiting the nearby Aitkin-Rhett House or the Charleston Museum, a visit here is worthwhile especially if you have the Charleston Heritage Pass that includes admission to 10 historic homes and museums in town. Guided tours offered every 30-60 minutes. Not as interesting architecturally or from a historical standpoint as the other historic houses in town. If time is limited, probably one that can be skipped
Written December 20, 2021
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,852 contributions
Mar 2021
I went to the Heyward-Washington House and they suggested a combo ticket to visit this house as well, so I got the discounted combo ticket. The house itself is quite striking with period era furnishings and a few original family items. They aren't presently conducting guided tours, but do offer a 15-minute informative brief up front about the family and house history. The rest of the tour is self-guided through the house.
Written March 11, 2021
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cdandoy
Gilbert, AZ897 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Bought ticket online. Tour started at the half hour. Only 5 in the group. It was quite short compared to other house tours of that price (25-30 min for $15). Guide was asked some questions and didn't know the answers. She seemed to want to stick to a script and was a bit quiet. Love the mantle clock and some other pieces. If near that area, may be worth your time.
Written October 3, 2023
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ARA49
Walnut Creek, CA98 contributions
Oct 2022
We bumped into the Manigault House while walking through Charleston. We had no prior information about the house, but it seemed like it might be interesting and we decided to take the tour. We were part of a four person tour group, given by a very knowledgeable guide who turned out to be an architecture student (sorry I can't remember your name). He took us through the first 2 stories of the 3 story house, telling us about the 200+ year history of the house and identifying significant architectural features. I tend to ask a guide a lot of questions; he was very much up to the task.

Overall, an enjoyable and educational experience, worth the price of admission.
Written October 26, 2022
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Sue9832
Peoria, AZ151 contributions
May 2021
This home is near the Charleston Museum and Visitor Center. The tour guide was excellent and the canti-levered staircase is unusual and beautiful. It has one of the first beds with slats rather than ropes to hold the mattress. Manigault descendants still visit this historic city home of a rice plantation owner.
Written May 7, 2021
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Ken F
Moraga167 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We visited three of the antebellum homes in Charleston and felt this was the best one. The lady who was our guide was informative and entertaining and the home has been beautifully restored. While not as large as the other two, we felt it was the best experience. Also, it is essentially across the street from the Charleston Museum which is also well worth visiting. While a reminder of what the city was like in the pre-civil war south, its history afterwards was also very interesting.
Written May 25, 2023
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Philip M
Marietta, GA115 contributions
Dec 2022
My wife and I toured the Manigault House on Tuesday this week while visiting Charleston. The Manigault House is owned and maintained by the Charleston Museum. We had a guided tour by a very informative and knowledgeable docent who shared stories about the house, the family, and the city. The house was furnished with period furniture and decorated for the holiday season. We sincerely enjoyed our tour.
Written December 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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