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The Calhoun Mansion

16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
+1 843-722-8205
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One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by George Walton Williams transports visitors back in time.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“current owners” (48 reviews)
“private home” (34 reviews)
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16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
Charlestowne
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"current owners"
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"private residence"
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"private home"
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"amazing home"
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"gilded age"
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"antique collection"
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"tour guide"
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"grand tour"
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"amazing house"
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"on display"
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"house tour"
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"architectural details"
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"open to the public"
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"interesting history"
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"meeting street"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A mishmash of priceless, varied objects with each room more bling than the next. It showcases a collection of art and antiques from all over the world, some hundreds of years old. Apparently it is a representation of the ‘gilded age’ where rich people collected...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were disappointed that we only got to see a small part of the mansion. It felt more like we were visiting an antique store.

1  Thank ltmmom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If we had more time, the extended tour would have been better. So much to see and so little time. Amazing home and filled with museum pieces. Don’t miss this!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wasn’t on our “to do” list but my husband and I had this place pointed out to us on both our carriage tour and walking tour...we were curious, close-by and my pregnant self needed A/C and a bathroom soooo we decided to go for...More

2  Thank Vicky L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a tour through the lovely Calhoun mansion. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and quite interesting. We enjoyed learning about the history of the house and its owners through the years. The owners live on the third floor of the house. And to...More

1  Thank samzgirl84
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok this house is packed with very high end, exclusive pieces from all over the world...and that’s the problem. It is not a portrayal of Charleston life or American history. It’s a house full of priceless artifacts and very opulent. Still an interesting tour.

Thank Tewbert
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ed was a terrific tour guide! This house and it’s owners have such an interesting history. Still a private residence, but it’s also a museum crammed with beautiful furniture, artwork and historic detail. Well worth the 45 minutes, you will see and learn so much.

Thank Arlene Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the most interesting homes we visited, but not for the history of the home itself. The tour is mainly about the random artwork/furniture the current owner has collected. Each room is completely full of things worth (I’m assuming) millions of dollars....More

Thank lrader2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The furniture in this mansion is not original, but certainly of the age. The current owners bought it to house their Gilded Age art collection. It’s filled to the rafters with art and other objects. Original to the house are 3 chandeliers and the stencilled...More

Thank Monique E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go through the garden on the right and buy your ticket, then proceed towards the entrance of the house and your guide awaits you. We had a very kind younglady as a guide. There is some kind of time pressure from the guide’s side. The...More

Thank Hans V
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ROBERTSMA
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Vicky L | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the HarbourView Inn and I was 28 weeks pregnant at the time in May. We were able to walk to and back from the Calhoun Mansion, no problem! Historic district is pretty big so depending on where you stay it... More
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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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