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The Calhoun Mansion
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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.
Reviewed August 29, 2010

The Calhoun Mansion is absolutely beautiful. The tour guide is amazing, warm and fun. The mansion decor is not original as it's lived in by a private family that opens it up for tours, but nevertheless, it's quite amazing and well worth it.

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Reviewed August 22, 2010

This place is a Wow! We were almost overwhelmed with the variety and history of the thousands of artifacts and items on display -- you name it, it has been collected and is available for your viewing pleasure. The many treasures coupled with the history of the house made for a wonderful tour. We love to visit historic homes and I can just about guarantee that you will find the Calhoun Mansion to be a unique and special experience. Our guide, Sandra, was outstanding -- her obvious love of and enthusiasm for the mansion and its contents added so much to our visit. Most of all, THANK YOU to the owner and collector for sharing your home and collection with us. In my book, you are a modern day Henry du Pont. Hurrah!

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Reviewed August 8, 2010

I found the Calhoun Mansion by walking the Museum Mile in Downtown Charleston. I knew very little about the history of the home, but the exterior was so gorgeous I had to see the inside. Once inside, the guide explained the history of the home in great detail. The fact someone lives in this home is incredible. The number and condition of antiques in this home is fabulous! It reminded me of the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC. For a walk in time, the Calhoun Mansion is definitely a great place to stroll.
Tami S.

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Reviewed August 7, 2010

We took the Grand Tour. We LOVED the behind-the-scenes tour of the ENTIRE house (kitchen, bedrooms, office, pets, cupola, attic, and much, much more). We saw treasures one can only see once in a lifetime! The BEST part was Frankie! He has such a love and knowledge for the house and the contents that we felt as though we were friends of the family. Frankie is the best!! :D

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Reviewed July 26, 2010

This home is a 'wow'. Oftentimes the older mansions don't have any decorations or furniture but this one is chock a block full of antiques! Even a sofa owned by Napoleon Bonaparte's brother! The place is amazing and the fellow who gives the tour does with with such knowledge and love! I feel we are truly blessed to be able to see inside this private home and gorgeous gardens. Many thanks to the owners for sharing!
Its very easy to locate, just go down Meeting Street to #16 towards the water. Tours every 30 minutes. Open daily.

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