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The Calhoun Mansion, Charleston

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Built for one man, George W. Williams, The Calhoun Mansion has over 30 rooms. The house was converted to a hotel in 1914 and renovated in the 1970s by a private owner. Today you'll see the house returned to its former glory. Purchase a ticket by entering the gift shop through the back door and heading up the stairs. Tours take place every hour and include a guide who shares the house's quirky stories. Put The Calhoun Mansion on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Charleston vacation generator.
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Charleston is serviced by dozens of local hotels and practically every major U.S. chain. Expect to pay top dollar for a room on the downtown peninsula, particularly if you wish to stay in one of the historic hotels. The upside of taking a room there is the proximity of all major attractions--you won't need a car to explore and enjoy your visit. Less expensive options are available in North Charleston, West Ashley, and Mount Pleasant, where you'll find all kinds of inns for the budget-conscious traveler.
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  • If you visit one historical home in Charleston, this should be it. The owner of this home is over the top in his collection of bric-a-brac from all over the world. It probably has more things crammed ...  more »
  • Definitely deserves its nickname as the "OMG house"! Denise was amazing (hope she inherits the pink vase ). History of the home was amazing but almost out shined by the incredible collection of billio...  more »
  • My family and I found this place completely by accident. The grounds are outstanding and we all thought, yes let's do the tour thinking it was a large old Southern house that looks like it did when it...  more »
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  • My experience to this place was amazing. I am very amused by all the art and how the walls can hold half a ton sculptures. Don't get me started on the samurai outfit. It was amazing and a nice place to tour. I think that it is worth the money and even as a teen I think it was quit an experience.
  • The tour guide Ed was very informative and gave a brief history of the house and the items in it. There were 9,000 pieces in the house from all over the world dating back to the 1600s. It was a little pricey to get in, but the pieces were fabulous! Great museum.
  • One of the most amazing homes I have ever seen. Price to value ratio wasn't quite there as maybe there were too many people on the tour... The owner of the house was in one of the rooms the tour guide was giving us the history on, and he could have jumped in to add something but kept to the shadows!
  • What a waste of time and money! I felt like I was walking through a musty museum warehouse. The artifacts were from far away places and did not reflect what I had imagined in a Southern mansion. I had hoped to see American historical furnishings. There were special pieces everywhere, but it was not staged as a mansion, but rather a place to store artifacts...Every place is covered with stuff. Moreover, it is billed as the largest mansion in Charleston, but visitors were limited to a very small area. What a disappointing experience.
  • Amazing, historcial home that is lived in. So so many pieces to look at. Things that are priceless.