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One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion went through a succession of occupants and uses, gradually deteriorating until it was condemned in 1972. The house was then purchased by a Charleston native who spent 25 years and...more
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16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
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My daughter and I chose the Calhoun Mansion to tour while in Charleston and it was a great choice. Our tour guide was a knowledgeable and informative young lady--she was able to answer our questions and share so much about the guilded age and the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank koto4
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a peculiar and interesting place to visit! If you can, try to hit the house tour with 5 or less people in your group. We had a larger group walking through and weren't able to see what our tour guide was talking about as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank theatretoni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon the Calhoun Mansion on one of our many walks through the streets of Charleston. A tour was starting in about 15-minutes and that fit our time frame, so knowing nothing about the mansion we decided to see what it was all about....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tim S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you thought this was the home of John C. Calhoun, the famous American statesman from South Carolina, you are mistaken. Calhoun is buried in nearby St. Philip's Churchyard. But Calhoun, who was the seventh vice-president of the United States from 1825 to 1832, was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is a treasure even if it might feel too busy once you are inside. We got super lucky to have the owner of the house to give us the tour. I would go back on the more extensive tour where more time is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisamav-86-DDm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Home restored on outside beautiful, but history of it sad that almost no original furnishings remain. The wood work is extraordinary, which is original, but furnishings were sold off by one of the owners because of debts. The pieces are more of a museum collection...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank carol9580
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Calhoun Mansion has a storied Charleston history, but what makes this tour a stand-out are the antiques the current owner has amassed. When the tour begins in the vestibule the guide does a great job of providing historical context for the home - then...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Renee D
Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

Amazing architecture, rich history, ornate details and a tour guide who really knew her stuff... that’s our experience. What made it a bit less grand was the amount of amazing art and artifacts that cluttered the place! Yes...if you can imagine an over abundance of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank XeniaBuck
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

This beautiful mansion from the Gilded Age is now a private residence offering tours of the first two floors. The home itself is stunning with woodwork and flooring that is artistry in it's own right. The charming docent who left the tour was extremely knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
13  Thank Sheilaoven
Reviewed January 21, 2019

What an incredible treat. The house itself is beautiful with its woods and other architectural delights. The present owner has collected curios from all over the world and its absolutely fascinating . Our guide was a young man who was very knowledgeable and had a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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June 13, 2018|
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Response from RobertMass013 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answer; the Calhoun Mansion is within reasonable, but not short, walking distance of historic hotels.
November 18, 2017|
Response from Frankie V | Property representative |
it was named after the grand son of John C Calhoun, Patrick, married sarah Williams.
November 18, 2017|
Response from Abbie007 | Reviewed this property |
Although the house was built by George Williams, at his death it was inherited by his son-in-law, Patrick Calhoun. The house was called the Calhoun Mansion from that time.