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One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by George Walton Williams transports visitors back in time.
16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
+1 843-722-8205
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here for a girls weekend and decided to go in after stumbling upon it after walking in battery park. Great tour! Amazing history. The tour guide was super knowledgeable and the mansion was truly stunning. I will definitely recommend this place to friends and family!

3  Thank Marlei S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends and I were strolling to the battery and came upon The Calhoun Mansion. After briefly speaking with the tour guide (Ben) we knew this was going to be a tour worth taking, so we decided to go for it and it did not disappoint!...More

3  Thank Carla H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yeah. So in that lower Charleston literally has no public toilets despite throngs of tourists meandering about (public restroom in Childrens parks open at noon day we were there), we ran into this place for the toilets, and being good Americans we decided to plunk...More

Thank ROCKintheUSA2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Calhoun mansion should be wonderful, but it’s jammed so full of antiques that anything of beauty or value is lost in the jumble. Not only is there far too much, but they are grouped together by subject but not by period or standard, as...More

Thank Baroque5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide Denise was excellent - informative, funny and engaging. We were surprised at how many different antiques were placed in each and every room of the house. This is the largest home in Charleston and interesting to tour.

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a private residence who graciously allows visits to his house to see his private collection of eclectic items. The downside is that no pictures are allowed inside, but make sure to look at the grounds too.

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t make it into the house...stumbled upon it on a meandering stroll. Even in the misty rain (or maybe because of it?) the gardens were...everything one could want. Clipped hedges leading into alcoves and centers with whimsical statues..fountains and ponds with koi flickering just...More

2  Thank VeronicaLucci
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is interesting in the history of the hous, variety of objects displayed, and the sheer number of objects. It has a bit of a cluttered look to it due to the number of things in each room (they could easily fit in a...More

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This mansion is truly incredible. The gentleman who owns (and lives in!!!) The mansion is an amazing collector of one of a kind period pieces. The house is full of treasures. Unfortunately, it is impossible to take it all in in the amount of time...More

8  Thank S K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was a young man from Columbia SC, and he delivered the finest tour we've ever had at a site in Charleston. We got to peer into the lives of the homeowners, and view some of the most interesting and ornate treasures. This...More

10  Thank JJx5
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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.