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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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16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely an interesting tour, even if you aren't much into art or historical houses. Would have loved to heard more about the individual pieces (but there were so many).

Thank Karen37040
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a private mansion with a wealth collector that lives and owns the museum. There is just so much to see with collectables from the BC era and objects from the Ming Dynasty. A well spent visit.

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an immense mansion full of art objects from all over the world. The current owner still lives in the house from time to time and you can not wander around on your own - the only way to visit the place is with...More

1  Thank npodurushina
Reviewed 1 week ago

A mansion that was purchased for a man to store his personal collection of things purchased from around the world from animal heads, elephant foot tables, Tiffany chandeliers and glass, collectible glassware, furniture and much, much more.

Thank Darlene43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG! We loved this place. Not only is the house itself interesting and beautiful, but what's in it is even more impressive. What a collection of antiques, art, objects, and oddities! I love that a family currently lives amongst them. The guide (Frank) was excellent,...More

1  Thank Phebe T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walking through this place is crazy. worth it. doesn't take a ton of time and you'll see things you've never seen before

1  Thank thejess215
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank goodness for hoarders!! This house and collection are not my favorite period at all, but this is still too fabulous to miss and worth every dime of the price of admission. The owner has amassed an outrageously incredible collection that is so amazing to...More

2  Thank MA9065
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reflecting the Guilded Age, the house is packed full of items. It is almost too busy for my liking, but the tales of the people who lived there were very interesting. Our tour guides were very good.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jaw dropping! Amazing but leave your children at home! Guide was very informative. Well worth the money.

3  Thank patpetrowiak1982
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the house and garden are beautiful, this tour focuses mainly on the current owners’ excessive antique collection and only briefly talks about the history of the house. I’m not really interested in their hippo tooth chandelier, etc. There are plenty of other more interesting...More

2  Thank elysesalamon
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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.