Edmondston-Alston House, Charleston
(4.3/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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  • it was a nice group tour of a beautiful old house that actually had much of the original furniture. Loved the pocket doors which should be in more houses built today. Only complaint was our guide was ...  more »
  • We had a limited amount of time so we only selected two homes to visit in Charleston. We chose this home as it had a waterfront view. It was an elegant home with a beautiful view of the bay, especiall...  more »
  • We took a carriage ride and made note of some of the places we wanted to go back and tour. This is one of the homes we made note we wanted to come back and visit. It was a beautiful home. 
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  • 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
  • took a tour of this house. gave history of this house as well as some local history
  • An interesting house tour. I'm still wondering if it was worth the price, but my children (ranged 11-5) actually really enjoyed even though I can't quite figure out why. Anyway it was a good perspective on historic Charleston and had some interesting items from the early 19th century.
  • Very nice. Interesting architecture, some very nice antiques and antique books, and an informative tour. Walking distance to a lot of other sites including the bay and charming streets. Very much what you think of when you think of Charleston.