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The Calhoun Mansion
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Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston
Ranked #38 of 232 things to do in Charleston
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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.
san antonio, texas
1 review
“Oh wow!”
Reviewed March 18, 2010

This place is fantastic. Over the top is putting it mildly. Truly Victorian style, sumptuous furnishings, beautiful craftsmanship. Gaudy, maybe, but a beautiful example of the period.

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Greensboro
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“Great Great Great Attraction!”
Reviewed March 15, 2010

Today we went and took a tour of the house. We loved every moment of the tour and enjoyed our tour guide Frankie, he was enjoyable and had a great sense of humor and a lot of knowledge to provide the group. Within the group was a wide range of ages, and we felt he related well to each end of the spectrum. There was so much to see in the house and we were grateful for the house to be opened up to the public (aka us)! The only thing we wished we could have done was enjoy the infamous drinks on the piazza! We love Charleston and we especially loved the Calhoun Mansion!

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New York
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“Grand Tour with Frankie is Worth Every Penny”
Reviewed March 15, 2010

The "Grand Tour" is a private tour that takes you into every room of the mansion -- while you're inspecting everything in detail, and even sitting on the furniture, people on the standard tours are just gazing in from behind ropes. Frankie, the guide, is a delightful person to spend time with, and he has tremendous knowledge of the house, its history, and everything in it. This tour is expensive ($50 a person), but worth it.

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Atlanta, GA
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“More & More & More is Less”
Reviewed March 13, 2010

This tour was highly recommened by our carriage tour guide and the house was breath-taking from the outside, so we took the time to take the guided tour of the Calhoun Mansion. Tour guide was very personable and seemed very knowledgable of the area and the history of the home. Once we entered the home, we were overwhelmed by the amount of "stuff" that cluttered every nook & cranny of the house. The vast majority of the inside tour was descriptions of the "stuff" in the home - much of which were yard-sale and estate-sale finds by the current owner. Would have liked to have learned more about the history of the owners and architecture.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
“Our tour guide Frankie was excellent!”
Reviewed March 8, 2010

The Calhoun mansion is a must-see, the mansion is beautiful. Our tour guide, Frankie, was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and entertaining. It was amazing to hear the history of the mansion and all that it has been through, and then to see how it looks today.

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