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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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“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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"architectural details"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

This was one of my favorite tours from my time in Charleston. A lot of really interesting factoids on this tour that kept me captivated. Great tour, especially if you enjoy antiques. Worth the visit! NOTE: if you have cat allergies, the home is still...More

Thank Kelly S
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Reviewed March 14, 2016

There are so many wonderful houses to visit in Charleston, so give this one a pass. The house is chock full, floor to ceiling, with so much Victorian and miscellaneous junk that it makes your head hurt. Our guide was the worst I have ever...More

2  Thank BlueRidge98
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Reviewed March 9, 2016

From the street, this place looks worth going inside, but when you do, the inside is merely a rich hoarders storage unit. A rich hoarder with more money than sense unless you think duping people to make money makes sense. The Chamber of Commerce ought...More

2  Thank SHHTampa
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Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

I was excited to see the inside and learn the history of this stunning home, however, after paying $16 for a tour and only being able to see 1/2 the home...I was left disappointed instead. The house is overfilled and overdecorated with antiques (aka wealthy...More

2  Thank Gallegosfamily
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Reviewed March 7, 2016

My husband and I toured this mansion. The home is absolutely beautiful but too much stuff inside. It's very cluttered, too much to take in. It's not a place for children at all. You get to see two floors of the home on the tour....More

Thank Mary_HA9394AF
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Reviewed March 7, 2016

So crammed with very mediocre quality "art" and "stuff" that it makes you want to throw up. A horrible place. The absolute antithesis of the true elegance of Charleston all around it in all directions. The tip-off to what an awful place this is is...More

Thank FWhiteIII
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Reviewed March 6, 2016

I was not sure if I would enjoy this place after reading several reviews that said it was way too full of so things and I am pretty ADD. I am glad I ignored that and we paid this impressive mansion that serves as an...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Positives: 1) Informed tour guide- knew the history and present day workings of the house. 2) the structure is grand and has been beautifully restored. 3) there are many beautiful items on display. When you enter, The Guide gives you a brief history of the...More

Thank Tnashnc
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Reviewed March 4, 2016

This mansion has so much history. The tour guide was fantastic and very informative. The present owners live on the premises and collectors of many wonderful artifacts. It is a must see stop when in Charleston. Thank you to the owners for opening up their...More

2  Thank pat d
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Reviewed March 2, 2016

We had a great tour guide; plenty of insights into the building and the many ornaments on display. How on earth do they keep the silverware in the condition that was on display? Magnificent home and gardens!

1  Thank GeorgeP888_12
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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
November 18, 2017|
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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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