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Get here fast before they sell the house!

This is a privately owned home that has been lovingly preserved and decorated to show the home as... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2013
Amesbury, Massachusetts
This was one of my favorites!!

This home (not a museum) takes you back in time. If you like antiques, you will love this place... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2013
Sandra F
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17 Apr 2013
“Get here fast before they sell the house!”
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54 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401-2806
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+1 843-722-9162
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Reviewed 6 May 2015

Was interested in seeing this after seeing the blurb on TripAdvisor, even though I couldn't find much information about the place. I found the house, which has a plaque on the front to identify it. Knocked on the door, but no one answered. Found out...More

Date of experience: May 2015
9  Thank b0b47
Reviewed 17 April 2013

This is a privately owned home that has been lovingly preserved and decorated to show the home as it might have been during the colonial years. It's on the market, and who knows if the new owners will open the home to the public. The...More

Date of experience: April 2013
2  Thank vinojoyceh
Reviewed 31 January 2013

This home (not a museum) takes you back in time. If you like antiques, you will love this place. The gentleman who owns the house and lives there gives the tour himself. He was very nice and we appreciated him sharing his home and furnishings...More

Date of experience: January 2013
3  Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 22 January 2013

This amazing home is very much worth the trip. We toured it as part of an historic walking tour and probably would not have found it ourselves, so we were especially pleased. The owner gives the tour himself and he explains the Colonial furnishings and...More

Date of experience: January 2013
3  Thank DoctorMB
Reviewed 31 July 2012

The owner is a weath of knowledge about the antiques he has collected and the history of his home. It was very nice to see how the 'real' people lived after seeing the homes of the very wealthy plantation owners. The added kitchen alone was...More

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank CKinMtP
Reviewed 28 July 2012

I escorted visitors on a "3 house tour" last week. Thomas Elfe House was their favorite. The owner gives the tour of this very small, very early Charleston single house. Wonderful original woodwork, interesting collection of colonial household goods which he knows how to explain....More

Date of experience: July 2012
3  Thank MikeStone29401
Reviewed 9 April 2012

This historic home is less noticeable than some of the other homes in Charleston, but that doesn't mean it's less worthy of a visit. This charming home is simply packed full of antique treasures collected by the owner/tour guide over the years. The home is...More

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank Northspoon
Reviewed 30 December 2011

Great little museum down from The Mills House Hotel. They offer a nice little culinary tour as well.

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Reviewed 25 August 2009

I'm a tour guide in the city. I've been to every historic house and this is the best! This house is great because it shows you how everyday people in Charleston lived.

3  Thank ColonelCPC
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