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Address: 16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
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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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An explosion of art work and antiques which was well presented and enthusiastically narrated by the guide. Maybe a little more expensive than some of the other houses to se in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's hard to decide whether the architecture or the contents of the mansion are more magnificent. It's a toss up, but it will require more visits to make a decision. Edward was a great tour guide and extremely knowledgeable. The tour is not very long, but filled to the brim with history. For anyone who has a

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Piscataway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Where do I start? A Museum more so than a Mansion, the owner of this 1876 place had an eye for collecting a bit of everything - from the finest antiques, to the downright bizarre! We had a most informative guide through the home, as we learned of it's colorful history. The first two floors are open for tours, but... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed touring the mansion. It was interesting hearing about the history and how the original furnishings were lost/sold due to financial troubles. At least the original dinning room table was returned to the museum. The collection is ecclectic and extensive for the size of the house but the items are amazing. It would be great if the tour was... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An explosion of art work and antiques which was well presented and enthusiastically narrated by the guide. Maybe a little more expensive than some of the other houses to se in Charleston.

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Thank Ian T
Chelan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This mansion which is a fascinating museum of 19th century art and furniture is unlike any other old south home and still privately owned. An excellent educational tour.

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Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this mansion expecting to learn about its history and the lives of its early owners, but instead found a REALLY cluttered home (photos on this website way understate current level of knick-knacks ahem artifacts that the current owner collects and displays here) and a tour that focused mostly on the current owner and his collections. The tour guide... More 

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Union, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very impressive historical home tour. It is just an absolutely beautiful old home. Most of the furnishings are not original to the house, but period appropriate.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mansion is amazing, however it is stuffed with the most u usual collection of mostly, Victoriana and miscellaneous items that one can hardly appreciate the house. It is crammed with a completely eclectic, obviously valuable, collection but so much stuff one could hardly appreciate any of it.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Calhoun mansion is a private estate with an enormous collection of artifacts stuffed into a few rooms. There is however a gorgeous ceiling on the top floor that is a must see. Some rooms are only visible through a doorway, this would not be on the top of my list of places to see.

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Frankie V, Manager at The Calhoun Mansion, responded to this review

Mr D. you still keep coming back. Thank you..... More 

North Augusta, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our tour of the Calhoun Mansion, but I must say that there is a ton of furnishings and knick-knacks in this house. I enjoyed the tour guide's discussion of the history and features of the house. But, we were not allowed to enter any rooms. Our tour group had at least 20 people, so things were a little... More 

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