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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“current owners” (48 reviews)
“private home” (34 reviews)
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16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2724
Charlestowne
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"amazing home"
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"gilded age"
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"antique collection"
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"amazing house"
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"on display"
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Reviewed March 26, 2016

Beautiful mansion with impressive garden, owner actively lives there, even during tours! Found the inside to be very cluttered with artifacts that the owner collects from around the world

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Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Great fun I can't believe it. It was an amazing tour and our tour guide was super. A must see when you come to Charleston. It was a museum inside a house.

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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Our tour guide was awesome, he knew everthing about the house and everything in the house, which is saying something. This house is soooooo packed with antiques you can barely see the house. It is privately owned and the owners still live there.

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Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic, historical, old Charleston experience, this isn't it. While the house itself inside and grounds outside are nice, the attraction to this place seems to be the vast collection of expensive stuff the owner is showing off in the...More

1  Thank drodawg
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Reviewed March 22, 2016

If you can see only one house in Charleston, don't make it the Calhoun Mansion. It's a post-Civil War pile of Victoriana, filled with 20th and 21st century junk ... oops, treasures, by it's current owner. It is not related to John Calhoun, and only...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2016

You'll NEVER see another home like this in your lifetime. The history of the house and its owners/occupation, the over the top collection of world antiques, the extravagance... you've got to see this home to believe it. My sister & I were still talking about...More

Thank julie m
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Reviewed March 20, 2016

We walked around the historic district several times during our visit and toured several of the historic homes. This place has a lot going on. Go around back to get your tickets in the gift shop with a little restroom then go back to the...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2016

this is a must do....worth every cent....an unbelievable collection of just about anything one could think of......anyone who wrote otherwise.....really does not have an appreciation of what this most unique and beautiful home is about.....sure it is a lot to take in....chock full.....but not a...More

2  Thank Deborah R
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

Worth seeing this antique stuffed mansion with some wonderful antiques and art juxtaposed with some "stuff" of questionable value.The lovely small gardens are much prettier than they are large. the

1  Thank Alan P
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Reviewed March 16, 2016

Folks call it the OMG house for good reason. The tour is a lot of fun. The house is PACKED with treasure from all over the world. The fact that the owners live in the house some of the time (they were there when we...More

2  Thank jejuna
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ROBERTSMA
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Vicky L | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the HarbourView Inn and I was 28 weeks pregnant at the time in May. We were able to walk to and back from the Calhoun Mansion, no problem! Historic district is pretty big so depending on where you stay it... More
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Dora1893
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Response from Frankie V | Property representative |
it was named after the grand son of John C Calhoun, Patrick, married sarah Williams.
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Dora1893
November 18, 2017|
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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.
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