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One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by George Walton Williams transports visitors back in time.
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16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
Charlestowne
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+1 843-722-8205
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have a love for art/history, you will appreciate The Calhoun Mansion. Our tour lasted about an hour and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Open to any questions. The owner of the mansion is a collector and the mansion is chock full of...More

3  Thank Globetrotting420247
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My mom and I have been to many mansion tours around the nation, but this mansion has seriously everything you could ever imagine. From Tiffany chandeliers to 1867 mirrors and Egyptian/Japanese artwork, this mansion is a living piece of historical art from all around the...More

3  Thank Maggie N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a cross between a museum and a historic house, but seems more museum than anything else. I was a little frustrated by the fact that few of the furnishings are original to the house. Most of it was collected by the current owner...More

Thank Katie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing home with gorgeous architectural detail. The private owner’s collection inside is incredible. However, I found it to be a bit overwhelming, as I was looking around trying to see everything and with such little time in some of the rooms, that...More

Thank BlondeSquadMom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong,this is a beautiful mansion as well as a home. But one cannot appreciate the architecture because of the the owner's overwhelming collection. Every square inch is filled with stuff to the point that it is stifling. One sees a fraction of...More

1  Thank extrastuff2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site does not allow taking any photography inside and it is because the mansion houses quite unique, but a bit weird, collection of art, which actually does not mostly have anything to do with the history of this building. The current owners just needed...More

Thank TomSjoberg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lauren did a great job with our tour. She was very informative. The mansion was beautiful inside and even outside!

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing architecture with priceless artifacts throughout. A lot of items to see so take your time and look around. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable bout the home and all of its antiques. Would recommend.

2  Thank westleycorp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m still swooning! I’ve toured beautiful homes my entire life and this is far and away one of my favorites!! The house itself is gorgeous and has been lovingly restored. The current owner has a collection of art and antiques that is beyond compare! When...More

2  Thank amysharpschneider
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had been to the mansion 25 years ago and thought it was incredible. This time we went with our adult children and found the new owner had added so many antique that the place is extremely cluttered. Unfortunately the amount of...More

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ROBERTSMA
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.
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Dora1893
November 18, 2017|
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Response from Frankie V | Property representative |
it was named after the grand son of John C Calhoun, Patrick, married sarah Williams.
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Dora1893
November 18, 2017|
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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.
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