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Address: 16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
Phone Number: +1 843-722-8205
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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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The most interesting house in Charleston

We visited a bunch of house during our long weekend in Charleston and this was certainly the most interesting. No, George Washington didn't sleep here and no it is not an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Southlake, TX
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Gilbert, Iowa
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

John C. Calhoun never lived here. Very few furnishings are original to the house. $16.00 per person is a steep fee for around 30 minutes (10 of it on the front porch). Not sure where the money goes since this is also an occupied private residence. Best part was the pet cat that roams the house. I enjoyed petting him.

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour of the mansion was about 35 minutes. The tour guide spoke very fast and was difficult to understand at times. Not really worth the money. The woodwork is beautiful. The antiques are very gaudy.

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Greene, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a house! You need to take a tour of this amazing house. It is jam PACKED from floor to ceiling with a lifetime worth of priceless collectibles! I can appreciate it, but it would drive me crazy as there is too much 'stuff' everywhere. The house, architecturally is beautiful as are the grounds.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was expecting a period home with appropriate furnishings and art. Not even close. It's pretty much the house of an ultra rich hoarder. There's some interesting items, but it's impossible to follow and figure out.

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Oviedo, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The mansion is amazing- loved the architecture. I was looking for Charleston furnishing to match the house, so was rather surprised to find its eclectic collection. Apparently it was purchased to house a private collection. The collection is impressive but there is so much you really don't know where to look, a little over the top for my tastes, but... More 

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Southlake, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited a bunch of house during our long weekend in Charleston and this was certainly the most interesting. No, George Washington didn't sleep here and no it is not an excellent example of federalist style. It IS the biggest house and it has a crazy history like most everything else in Charleston. Our guide, Frankie, was easily the most... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to be impressed with the efforts the current attorney has gone to preserve the character and charm of this architectural gem. Both the interior and the grounds are immaculate. You will be both amazed and overwhelmed by the number, variety, and value of the collection which covers every inch of the interior show casing the decadence of the... More 

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Rock Island, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the biggest privately owned residence in Charlseton, SC. The landscaping was Immaculate and probably cost more than some peoples rent. The upkeep was great and it's worth a look.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Charleston attending Navy school graduation for our son and decided to see some of the sights. Took a delightful walk along seawall thru Battery Park and ran across Calhoun Mansion. Decided to take the tour on a lark. It is a beautiful old building with intriguing architectural details. The collection inside is over the top and a... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Indeed this what was exactly our impression from start to finish. Our tour guide was so very knowledgeable using humor and stories to keep our interest. It is a jewel to visit.

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