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The Calhoun Mansion

16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
+1 843-722-8205
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One of Charleston's architectural treasures, this historic mansion owned by George Walton Williams transports visitors back in time.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“private home” (31 reviews)
16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

This house is just...wow...how they fit all that stuff in there is one thing, how they arrange it so it looks good is another thing, but then how it all relates to the piece next to it. Its just layer upon layer of wow. Our...More

Thank SteelerFans711
Reviewed 7 May 2015

The Calhoun Mansion is a must if one wants to see the beauty of old Charleston. It is privately owned (and lived in), has an amazing collection of art and antiques, and has a fascinating history with charming - and funny - stories of the...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 2 May 2015

We were walking by the Calhoun mansion and decided to stop in on the spur of the moment. It turned out to be effectively a museum for the current owner's vast antique collection, rather than a more historically-oriented house. The owner has an unbelievably large...More

Thank PhillyTraveler49
Reviewed 1 May 2015

This is probably the best mansion tour you can take in Charleston. Mostly because of the incredible art and antiques that are covering every inch of the home. If this man were poor he'd be called a hoarder but since he's extremely wealthy and all...More

1  Thank Marielle H
Reviewed 24 April 2015

First of all, reading some of the reviews of this historic Mansion had me laughing to the point of tears. It is most unusual for a historic home tour to be so controversial. After reading seven pages of reviews, I knew this was a MUST...More

3  Thank George A
Reviewed 21 April 2015

This was a real disappointment. To be fair, the guide, who was extremely hard to understand, warned the group that this home was unusual and quite eclectic. However, there was no way that warning could possibly prepare anyone for the price to disappointment ratio! If...More

1  Thank 13pickles
Reviewed 20 April 2015

I enjoyed tour of the Calhoun Mansion but I must agree with others that the contents of the rooms seemed random and while interesting it is almost too much to take in. It reminded me of Hearst Castle here in Ca in that the owner...More

1  Thank bccrab
Reviewed 19 April 2015

As soon as the tour begins, you will say Wow! The mansion is full to the brim with antiques and treasures and each room has a story to tell. The tour guides are excellent and can answer any question you can think of about the...More

2  Thank NC-World-Traveler-Sr
Reviewed 13 April 2015

This was one of the highlights of our time in Charleston. Unbelievable. We have visited many wonderful places but this is one of the best we've seen. It is filled......no CRAMMED with antiques. Very interesting tour given. Pleasant and helpful staff. If you're familiar with...More

2  Thank Avlem
Reviewed 13 April 2015

This home is actually lived in by its collector owner, so the tour is done via the roped doorways of each room.We only had 4 people in our tour, so there was no issues with being able to see everything. The house itself has some...More

1  Thank GRLTRAV
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18 November 2017|
Response from Frankie V | Property representative |
it was named after the grand son of John C Calhoun, Patrick, married sarah Williams.
18 November 2017|
Response from Abbie007 | Reviewed this property |
Although the house was built by George Williams, at his death it was inherited by his son-in-law, Patrick Calhoun. The house was called the Calhoun Mansion from that time.