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Address: 16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
Phone Number: +1 843-722-8205
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One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by...

One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by George Walton Williams transports visitors back in time.

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It must have been great being a wealthy antebellum plantation owner. This place sure shows it. Exquisitely restored and the guide was outstanding

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed seeing this mansion on my tour of Charleston. The detailed architecture was so beautiful. It was good to see history preserved.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It must have been great being a wealthy antebellum plantation owner. This place sure shows it. Exquisitely restored and the guide was outstanding

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited the Calhoun Mansion with my mom and aunt in the spring of 2016. It was very interesting to see the designs and hear all the stories about the house. The guide was very knowledgeable, and answered any questions that the group had. The gardens outside the house were really beautiful, and were impressive to see. I would recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I loved the tour that was well done by knowledgable staff. You feel like it was special, an inside look.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour was nice. Guide spoke very fast. House was full of antiques which was nice to see but overloaded with them. Loved the history of house and would recommend tour.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a stately old home, one of the most impressive in Charleston. It is privately owned by antique collectors who have littered the first two floors with the objets of their 40 odd years of collecting. It's insane! So much old furniture and knickknacks! It felt very cluttered, but spectacular in its clutter. The architecture and history of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the tour and you will hear the story of an old Charleston family, their fortunes and misfortunes, and see their enormous home. The antique furniture is from a another family's collection, but that doesn't matter it's still of the correct time period. The tour is nicely paced. Also visit the Aiken-Rhett and Nathaniel Russell House Museums for an interesting... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located almost at the end of meeting street it is a good walk from town center. Tours are on the hour and half hour. Walk in the front gate and get your tickets around back, up the stairs.$16 person. The tour takes about 30 minutes. And starts from the front door. The home has an interesting history and many many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the tour - has military discount with ID - the mansion was amazing with all of its history and artifacts with the owners still living upstairs. Built in the 1800s - one of the owners went bankrupt - it was occupied by the military - then used as a flop house - restored to its current beauty with all... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this home thinking it must have been the home of the famous John Calhoun but once I saw the date of its construction, I immediately knew it could not be his because it was constructed well after his death. Our guide, Frankie, immediately pointed this out to everyone anyway but the name of the house is less... More 

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