Calhoun Mansion880 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 16 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401, United States, 29401
- Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8437228205
- Fax: +1-8437231147
- Ticket Price: 16 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture , Mansion, Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
This Victorian manor house that is now open for the public was once upon a time built for a very rich businessman named George W. Williams. It was later inherited by his son-in-law, Patrick Calhoun and this is how the beautiful house got its present name. The house was again bought by another rich family in the year 1976 and they started using it as a hotel before it was again put up for sale. It was remaining unsold till 2004 and so they put it up for auction.
This house is so big that it is hard to believe it was made to accommodate a single small family. The mansion has as many as 30 rooms, a huge ball room, 3 floors, halls and much more. The building has an Italian architectural design and is extremely beautiful inside- out. As you go inside, the designed floral walls, the princely furniture and the curtains will leave you spellbound. The photographs of the residents are still there along with all that they used. The mansion is one of the finest examples of classic living standards that the rich and higher society enjoyed in those days.
Calhoun Mansion Travel Tips
- The first tour starts at 11:00 AM and the last one at 5:00 PM.
- Do not touch any objects that are not to be touched there and have labels clearly on them.
- Photography is not allowed inside.
- The guides are extremely well versed with the history and details of the tour.
How to Reach Calhoun Mansion
- Bus numbers 201 and 211
- Basil Thai Restaurant
- TBonz Gill & Grill
- Swamp Fox Restaurant
- Low Country Bistro
- Hank’s Seafood Restaurant
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54.29% of people who visit Charleston include Calhoun Mansion in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
90.54% of people start their Calhoun Mansion visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Calhoun Mansion
70.27% of people prefer walking in order to reach Calhoun Mansion
Calhoun Mansion Reviews & Ratings
I was here several years ago and loved it. Went back last week, and found it too full of beautiful pieces and rooms roped off to hold them. Other rooms were closed completely.
I am a local. Anytime a guest comes into town, we take them downtown for the day. We do the Market and The Battery, but our favorite is to tour of the largest home in the city, the Calhoun Mansion. Today was really nice with our guide Kelsey. She was such a pleasant young lady. She was very patient with one the guest. You can tell she enjoys her work and being surrounded by such beautiful things. The collection of antiques is amazing. It is an ever changing collection from around the world, and rivals most museums I've ever been in. My favorite piece in the collection is the Bosendorfer piano. I would love to hear it.You get to see history, preserved in the largest part of the collection, the house itself.
Very beautiful inside and out. Can't take pics of inside residence because current owner lives there and it's all his personal belongings but it's worth it to go check it out if you're in the area. A lot of history and just beautiful items from the gilded age.
An amazing collection of art...all kinds of art! Very eclectic collection...all displayed beautifully. I could go back time after time and see things I missed the first time around.
Amazing house, with wonderful artifacts. Tour guide was polite and knowledgeable. Super bummed that the third floor was not being toured when we visited, and that most rooms were roped off :(.