Grand Tour of Calhoun Mansion in Charleston

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Travel back in time to the Gilded Age of riches and robber barons on this 90-minute guided tour of the famous Calhoun Mansion. See why this home is the jewel in the crown of the South with VIP access to the Italianate cupola.
Duration:  1hr 30mins
Cancellation:  2.0hrs
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Highlights

  • Bask in the opulence of the mansion’s Tiffany glass, 14-foot ceilings and astounding collection of original paintings
  • Go beyond the typical 2-story tour to explore every room in the house under the VIP “no ropes” tour policy—including access to the cupola, overlooking part of Charleston and the Cooper River
  • Discover the secret history behind every piece of art in the mansion’s vast collection
  • Wander through the stately gardens adorned with numerous statues and fountains

What's Included

  • Ninety-minute guided tour of the entire Calhoun Mansion, including cupola access

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Kitty
Mar 20, 2020
It was superb. We really enjoyed it. And it was an added Bonus to meet the owner of this great mansion. His collection is just beautiful. Thank you again.
Cindy
Mar 11, 2020
The tour was more than we could have excepted. the amount of Art in the home is fabulous.
Barbara
Feb 23, 2020
We had a wonderful tour guide Kelsey who was very engaging and knowledgeable. The mansion itself is beautiful home that contains collections from around the world. Very interesting, Would recommend the grand tour to others.
Diana
Feb 9, 2020
Tour guide was very knowledgeable, personable and professional. Loved the home. I had done the short tours in the past but this in depth tour was worth the worth the extra cost.
Debbie
Feb 7, 2020
It was a wonderful tour. So much to see and learn and our guide was wonderful!
Mike
Feb 3, 2020
Turned out we were the only people on our tour. Our guide was friendly, put you at ease, encouraged questions, and was extremely knowledgeable. Could not have asked for a better experience.
Jacqueline
Jan 11, 2020
Heather, our guide, did an excellent job of weaving the history of the mansion in with stories about the eclectic and interesting antique pieces throughout the home. The top floor views were impressive and it’s clear that the owners (present & past) care(d) about maintaining the architecture, while bringing the home into the present in terms of modern amenities. Beautiful gardens too! The Grand Tour, with behind-the-velvet-ropes access, was well worth the investments (time, $$).
Rachel
Sep 29, 2019
One of the best house tours ever! Ashley so informative. Feel like I could do tour again and see all new things. Would recommend it to anyone who loves history and antiques.
Jacqueline
Aug 22, 2019
It was a very thorough, unrushed presentation by a very knowledgable guide named Heather. She stopped at the end of each explanation to check for questions and we were able to linger and see items up close, behind the barrier ropes. That does not often happen.
Anne
Aug 11, 2019
We loved learning the history of the Calhoun Mansion and seeing the amazing antiques and art in the house. M

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Meeting location:  16 Meeting St

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