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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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Denise was a great guide. She knew her stuff and explained it well. Very personable, helpful and easy to hear. Of course the “stuff” in the house could almost speak for itself. But Denise knew where it had come from and when it was purchased....More
We were interested in touring this house after first passing by it on a horse carriage tour. The inside is like the most packed museum you’ve ever seen. Floor to ceiling full of priceless antiques, worth a total of over a billion dollars. It is...More
This was more a display of a personal collection of artifacts from all over the world than a museum related to Charleston history, which may be great for some. The artifacts jammed into the rooms are interesting for sure, but kind of detract from the...More
this tour is not promoted by the historical society, but I strongly recommend it. Interesting history, and the owner, who lives there, is an avid collector. The tickets, $17, are for sale in the basement--entrance on side of house. While u r waiting for tour...More
Unlike many of the house museums in Charleston that concentrate on colonial times, this mansion highlights the Golden Age of the 1800's that exhibits great wealth. The mansion itself is beautifully constructed with so many details to see. The art in all of the rooms...More
This is an interesting tour of an historic home that had to be mostly remodeled due to hurricane damage over the decades and is now filled with so many pieces of art and collectibles it is difficult to consume. It is a great tribute to...More
This is not what you have heard and you will see what you did not expect.
Kelsey was our guide and she sets the stage before you enter the house. Expect a historical building...find it but with vast treasures and more opulence then the mind...More
This is simply a large, disorganized collection of a rich guy's stuff. It has nothing to do with John C. Calhoun or the history of Charleston. There is so much clutter, the guide can only describe a small percentage. Very few rooms are open to...More