Calhoun Mansion

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Circa 1876, The Calhoun Mansion is an unequaled, Tiffany decorated, Gilded Age mansion unlike any other house museum in the country. Described 140 years ago as the “handsomest private residence in the South,” the Calhoun Mansion remains Charleston’s largest private home and house museum. Majestic and grand, the Calhoun Mansion boasts a striking Italianate design and the finest decorative arts collection in the city. The Calhoun Mansion has 35 rooms and fireplaces, a Tiffany stenciled vaulted ceilinged music room, Japanese water gardens and koi ponds, an elevator, three levels of piazzas and a fabulous tower overlooking the city and Charleston harbor. Many more wonderful surprises make up the mansion’s 24,000 square feet of exquisite Italianate architecture.

An enduring testament to Charleston craftsmanship, it is no secret why the Calhoun Mansion not only has garnered critical acclaim in Architectural Digest, American Castles, Forbes, HGTV, Fine Arts and Antiques, Travel and Leisure, and The Wall Street Journal, but also has been the home in many films including North and South and The Notebook.

Tours start at 11:00 am and continue on the hour and half hour with the last non-winter tour starting at 5:00pm. Admission is $16 per person and tours last approximately 35 minutes. Private Grand Tours of the entire mansion are available by reservation. Grand Tours are $75 per person and last approximately 90 minutes. Open daily except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 16 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401. 843-722-8205.

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16 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401



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