Edmondston-Alston House, Charleston

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Admire the open floor plan in Edmondston-Alston House, which is an adaptation of English Regency design. Built by Charles Edmondston in 1820, the house features the family's furniture, silver, and keepsakes displayed as if unmoved from where the former residents casually left them. See an original copy of the Ordinance of Secession, as well as the family portraits. The main rooms house temporary exhibits, which often explore secessionists, slavery, and the American Civil War. Join a 30-minute guided tour of the property, or call in advance to arrange a private tour. If you'd like more time in the historical and luxurious environment, stay in the bed-and-breakfast on the grounds. Plan your visit to Edmondston-Alston House and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Charleston travel itinerary maker.
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  • We took the 30 minute guided tour of this lovely home that is steeped in Charleston history. It is within the historical district and a lovely walk from the Market. Our guide was knowledgeable.  more »
  • Excellent tour, beautiful home right on The Battery and you get a lot of history as those who have lived here were very involved with Charleston. Very reasonable price and had a very engaging and know...  more »
  • The guide provided lots of information about this lovely home. The family history was interesting, especially how it was passed along to cousins when there were no direct descendants. It's located acr...  more »
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  • Nice tour but only a small portion of the home as the current owner occupies the remainder along with the museum offices. Informative guide
  • Very lovely home, tour cost only $12 and the guide was very informative and friendly.
  • nice place only 12bucks for a 15min tour of 8 rooms
  • Lovely home and good tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and detailed. Beautiful quilt in the master bedroom.
  • Nice tour and very interesting up scale home. Fair price worth every penny