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“Amazing mansion!”

The Calhoun Mansion
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$24.99*
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Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston
Ranked #38 of 232 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by George Walton Williams transports visitors back in time.
Youngsville, Louisiana
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135 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Amazing mansion!”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

This home has an interesting history and has some of the most extravagant furnishings and possessions I have ever seen. The personal collection of antiques and treasures are out of this world. Don't miss seeing this home.

Visited April 2013
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Wabash, Indiana
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58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Big house”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

The guide is wonderful, and the house is astonishingly huge. There are way too many pieces of furniture and decor in the house, but it does add some interesting elements to the tour. In my opinion, way too much clutter. But it is a huge house that has changed hands several times building a historical story unlike many others here in Charleston.

Visited April 2013
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“Overpriced and gaudy”
Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

My sister and I purchased two tickets to tour the mansion after hearing good things. It was thoroughly disappointing. The "tour" is only of a few rooms on the bottom floor and a few rooms of the second floor. The most interesting part was that it was used in the filming of The Notebook, everything else was trivial and less than interesting. It is full of gaudy furniture and trinkets, and we paid $15 each for a quick 30 minute tour that barely showed us the house. Don't waste your time or money!

Visited April 2013
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Cary, North Carolina
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105 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fascinating!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We can never resist snooping around an old giant house filled with history and craftsmanship. We were not disappointed! The history of the home is so fascinating and the restoration is impeccable. I am still in shock that the owners still live in the home, what a pain it must be to have people in your space all the time...so thank you to them for letting us get a glimpse:-)

Visited April 2013
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Simply Amazing”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

This Mansion is the cherry on top when you make the visit to Charleston peroid! Be sure to listen very closely to the guide, you will be amazed of the history of this home and its journey.

Visited April 2013
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