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Address: 16 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-722-8205
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One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by...

One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by George Walton Williams transports visitors back in time.

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To be honest, we were dying for a break from the heat and came upon this place by accident. We decided to take a tour, so we went around the back of the home into the gift shop to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Easton, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Decided to take the tour when we came across this beautiful home near the Battery. Exterior and gardens surrounding the home are awesome. The tour guide was very informative on the history of the mansion. We met him on the front steps before entering the home where he gave us an overview of the history of the mansion. Once we... More 

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North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour guide. Worth the history lesson but otherwise not worth the expense for a 30 minute tour of 2 floors of the house that was incredibly full of too much "stuff." Worth the history tale & what famous movie was filmed here. Beautiful garden with fountains galore.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

To be honest, we were dying for a break from the heat and came upon this place by accident. We decided to take a tour, so we went around the back of the home into the gift shop to get tickets and bottled water. It came out to under $20 (including the water) if I remember correctly. We had about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide was funny and a great story-teller, which made the tour enjoyable, however, the home was so overwhelming (in a bad way due to the amount of "stuff") it was hard to appreciate the charm. However, if you love eclectic collections and stories, you would enjoy the tour.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is supposedly the largest in the Old part of Charleston and is definitely worth a visit. Very knowledgeable guide who gives you the history of the house,its various owners and the amazing collection of artefacts.The rooms are jammed packed full of all sorts of interesting and unique pieces. Gardens outside are excellent as well. Tours every 30 minutes.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the last home we toured and it blew us away!! The home has an incredible history of rags and riches and the amount of original lighting and wood work preserved in incredible. The "bones" of the home are beautiful to see, but the the true grandeur is in the current owners furniture and art collection. Over the top... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Calhoun Mansion is more of a catch-all museum as opposed to a restored grand Charleston Mansion. The current owner uses the house to hold everything that family has collected. There is so much to see in every room and the staff wasn't really sure about everything that we were looking at, that it detracts from the house as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a historically accurate tour then bypass this tour. If you want to take a look at a very beautiful house filled to the brim with old antiques then take this tour. Why not be an antique hoarder if you have someone to clean everything? It is a fun tour with something to look at in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this mansion by chance. The house was nice but the items in the house were not original. There were so many pieces in the house it made it appear gaudy. I would have rather kept my money than spend it on a ticket.

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Hernando, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be warned - this is not your average plantation house tour. The Calhoun Mansion is a wonderful old home that is filled from top to bottom and all nooks and crannies of some of the most wonderful antiques and interesting old stuff you can imagine. Yes, some of it is original to the beautiful home, but some is just a... More 

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