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Address: 16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
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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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This mansion has incredible furnishings and it is still a private residence with two songs and a cat living their while the owner is gone.

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Goshen, Indiana
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Goshen, Indiana
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This mansion has incredible furnishings and it is still a private residence with two songs and a cat living their while the owner is gone.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Two very interesting stories. One of yesterday and the history of the house, one of the current owner and his quest to preserve history. You will leave wishing you had more time to explore and learn, but I always love a tour that leaves you wanting more.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a beautiful house with marvellous features. The current owners clearly have a lot of money and their collection of antiques are worthy of a museum. Being a minimalist at heart, it boggles my mind how people live (apparently they live there) amongst all those things!!!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very little history of the furnishings and pictures in this jam packed house that almost resembles hoarding. With so many items, I expected to be regaled with stories. Our questions did not seem welcome as the tour was kept on a strict schedule. I did ask if any of the portraits were forebears and the guide thought some were but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The contents are overwhelming but unfortunately there is insufficient time and access to really take it all in. Nevertheless, you get a feeling for the extraordinary excess of the monied class at that time, for ostentatious displays of wealth. The architectural details of the house and the gardens are alone worth the visit. Very interesting to compare to other mansions... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are 2 ways to tour this home. You can look at it purely as a late 1800's home and marvel at its ornateness and beauty or just enjoy a wealthy attorney's collections of museum quality items. If you are expecting to see the home as it would have looked in the late 1800's, you will be disappointed - pick... More 

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Ballwin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While the architecture is amazing, the beauty is lost on the excessive collections in the home. The history of the house is Deep South and what you could see of the woodwork and original finishes is representative of the era. The owner has amassed such an extensive and eclectic collection of things that you cannot appreciate the home.

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Vale, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is amazing. You can visit only the first and second floors as the family lives on the third floor. However, the amount of antiques crammed into this house is nothing short of amazing. The owner is a luxury hoarder and the eclectic mix is almost inexplicable. From the Tiffany glass, massive stone statues, complete samurai armor, 16th century... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've toured quite a few houses and plantations throughout the south. This one is unique in the sense there are a lot of antiques throughout the house. So many in fact, it reminds me of an episode from The Hoarders, but this is exactly the look the present owners are after. They are proud of their collections which are eloquently... More 

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is Charleston's only private mansion open to the public for tours. Now, with that said, the home is lavishly furnished with Antiques from around the world. Our guide, Denise (I think) was friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the Calhoun Mansion and of its antiques inside. She was able to answer questions about the home's history and the... More 

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