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Edmondston-Alston House General Admission
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Edmondston-Alston House General Admission
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Of Charleston's many fine house museums, only the Edmondston-Alston House (constructed in 1825 and enhanced in 1838) commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor. From its piazza, General P. T. Beauregard watched the fierce bombardment of Ft...more
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21 E Battery St, Charleston, SC 29401-2740
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked this house tour the best of the city homes--most of the furniture is original, as well as paintings, historical documents, and other items. A descendant actually lives on the top floor of the house, and there is a B & B in an...More

Thank K W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great piece of history to see. The second floor balcony of this home is where Beauregard stood and gave the order to fire the first shot of the civil war at Fort Sumter. Definitely worth seeing!

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are several old homes to tour in Charleston. After reading reviews, we decided to only tour two of them while visiting the city (due to time constraints and money). We are glad we selected the Edmonston-Alston house. It is a beautiful example of a...More

Thank rcw923
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful restoration work on this home. Make sure you check out the molding in all of the rooms. Unbelievable .

Thank dmbchs65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This home is still in the family, 5th generation, and so beautiful inside with all the beautiful woodwork and furniture of the time period. So worth taking this tour if you enjoy Historic Homes

3  Thank ilovcavs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first and second floors of home is open for the tour. Many original furnishings. The family occupies the third floor and the back portion is a bed and breakfast. The tour guide was excellent and was able to provide details on the original owners...More

1  Thank Pat F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth seeing. Delightful house but I would have liked to have spent more time than was alloted. I think if you only had time to see one house in Charleston then it should be this one. You don't see the gardens or the upper...More

1  Thank ostridge
Reviewed 3 October 2018

First and second floor of this house open for tours, family actually lives on third floor. It is still owned from descendants of the 2nd owners with ties to Middleton Plantation.

1  Thank Leslie2832
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great tour of this very historic home. See and hear what went on during the Civil War and beyond. A must do in Charleston for everyone during any season.

1  Thank Carolina200101
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This is one of the historic Charleston home tours and a beautiful home it was. The tour is sort of short (30 minutes) but you only visit the main and 2nd floor levels plus the two balcony (piazza) areas. The third floor is actually a...More

1  Thank challengefish
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LAcameron29
17 March 2018|
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Response from Dreyfus01 | Reviewed this property |
It is not nessary to purchase a ticket in advance. Enter the home and you will be greeted in the office to the right of enterance hall by those providing tickets and information on the tours times.
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MAWMOM
27 February 2018|
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Response from Don B | Property representative |
The tour of the Edmondston-Alston House takes approximately 30-40 minutes.There may be a short wait upon your arrival for the next tour to start.
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Savannah W
24 September 2016|
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Response from dancingirlb4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are a couple of packages to choose from. You can choose just the house tour or a combination ticket which includes the Middleton Plantation. I recommend the combination ticket. I would check the website for... More
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