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Address: Fort Hill Street and Calhoun Drive, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Phone Number: 8646562475
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A Little Bit Of Important US History

John C. Calhoun was a leading advocate for state rights in an intellectually thoughtful way. While he may now not be revered, he was so internationally in his time. The house is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Seneca, South Carolina
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Seneca, South Carolina
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

John C. Calhoun was a leading advocate for state rights in an intellectually thoughtful way. While he may now not be revered, he was so internationally in his time. The house is full of period pieces.

Thank Ingo46
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Calhoun Mansion right smack in the middle of the Clemson campus is a worth while place to visit. Historic home of John C. Calhoun and his family, excellent tour guides, very informative. Donations accepted.

Thank Jean J
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I toured this beautiful historic home last time we went to Clemson for Parents' weekend. We learned so much about the founder of the University. The tour guide was great and the house is maintained very well. It is right there in the middle of campus, sort of behind Tillman. Up the hill from the shoe box... More 

Thank NewJerseyDF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The fascinating home of Senator John C. Calhoun. His daughter Anna and her husband Thomas Green Clemson lived in the plantation as well. They both shared a dream about educational opportunities, and after Thomas outlived his wife and children, he was finishing out his days at Fort Hill imagining the possibilities for higher education in the state of South Carolina.... More 

Thank Hristiyana Z
Acworth, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We walked in and were greeted by a few students. The tour was nice and our guide was very knowledgeable. We visit many historical places and it is rare to find the original furniture. They had many of the family heirlooms. The top you tour on your own and the brochure has some good info. I'm glad we went.

Thank Melanie K
Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We had personal tour because Clemson University had just started so students and parents were busy. What as interesting story. It's free but a donation box is available. I recommend you take this tour.

Thank Carol W
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A nice plantation house dating back to John C. Calhoun - lawyer, politician, U.S. Senator, and VP of the US from 1825-32 - and Thomas Green Clemson, founder of Clemson A&M College - now Clemson University. Located on the Clemson Campus, this combination of two architectural styles - Federal and Greek Revival - is a classic old southern plantation house.... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Parking is a huge challenge on campus. We circled the area several times to no avail and missed the chance to visit this historic home.

1 Thank CascadeSalem
Charlotte, NC
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504 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Though I attended Clemson many years ago and lived a stone's throw from Fort Hill, I had never been in until recently. It's worth taking 45 minutes to tour. I know students do some tours but when we were there, it was someone older. She was knowledgeable and because we were the only ones, she gave us an extensive tour.... More 

2 Thank 2BEis2SKI
Voorheesville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Worth a stop, if you are around campus. Tours given by students and takes about 45 minutes. Lots of information about the Clemson family.

1 Thank Jennifer D

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