- 306 Ratings
Guided Tour of the Calhoun Mansion in Charleston
Get an inside look at the famous Calhoun Mansion, Charleston's ornate reminder of the Gilded Age. Walk through an enchanted garden, stroll through two floors of luxury living, and learn the history behind it all.
What You Will Do
- Travel back in time to the Gilded Age on a guided tour of the Calhoun Mansion, a Victorian house built in the 1800s
- Walk through the outdoor garden after the indoor tour and enjoy the calm serenity of the lush greenery and colorful flowers
- Explore the two floors as you weave in and out of the many rooms where the family once slept and dined
- Hear stories about the mansion's history from your knowledgeable guide, who points out can't-miss items
- 30-minute guided tour
- 306 Ratings
Would have been nice to see the whole house or at least a little more on the second floor.
Our guide was fabulous! The whole family enjoyed the tour. Thank you!
Great tour guide. Well informed, great affection for the home and its history. Knowledge was top flight Only down side - wish I learned more about how the house functioned over time, how families used it and maybe some history of the rooms such as a big event or occasion. This was present but thought too much focus on the contents of the home and collections rather than the home itself and people who walked the halls.
Our guide was SENSATIONAL. No, not just good, but SENSATIONAL! She was so knowledgeable. She is a sophomore at the CofC - cannot remember her name. Sorry about that. We will be bringing all those who come to visit us to this remarkable home and tour. Thanks to the owner for housing this amazing collection here in Charleston. And, BTW, if you do have a Christmas party - we'd love to come to see just exactly where you put that Christmas tree - it was the only question she could not answer! ;-)
Beautiful home, and the tour guide was exceptional. She was very informative and entertaining.
Interesting information! I loved the eclectic collection!
We loved the tour and our tour guide was excellent!
Guide was well I formed and very interesting. Mansiin beautiful and overwhelming with collections.
Everything was absolutely wonderful.
The tour was nice and our tour guide was well informed, however I wish there was more time to browse through and see everything. Also it would have been great to have small plaques noting a description of what was being viewed.
An incredible collection and beautiful home. How wonderful that the home is actually lived in all the time.
The tour guide was well versed in everything in the house and the spin he put on communication the information was very entertaining
Everything was beautifully wonderful!
I was more interested in the house rather than the collection. While the tour did talk about the mansion, it seemed it was just as focused or more on the collection. I wish we could have seen more of the house (for example, the private carriage entrance, kitchen, more of the rooms on the second floor and the third floor). It is a beautiful collection but I am more interested in the Charleston history as it relates to the house rather than the collection from around the world.
Fantastic tour. Every time I visit Charleston I visit the Calhoun Mansion. This time I brought 8 family members with me and everyone enjoyed it. Thank you!
Very impressive, you have to see it with your own eyes to believe it
Great guide that was filled with knowledge and really seemed to enjoy her job! Beautiful home !!!!! Thanks for sharing your treasures!
Our tour guide was gregarious and quick with an interesting anecdote.
Excellent guide, knew answers to everything we asked.
Sue was a wonderful and informative guio.
this mansion is incredible the collection of antiques including the Egyptian items are gorgeous a must see if in Charleston
It was everything we wanted and more.
It was a great tour and the guide was VERY knowledgeable. But the price was a bit high. Would have definitely been worth it if you could actually walk into the rooms and look around instead of looking in the doorways. But overall it was a great tour.
Our tour guide, Sue, had such joy in sharing the history and current treasures of this gem! Almost too much to take in at one time and the access to the artifacts just amazing! What a unique home in historic Charleston.
This sour second tome and we wanted to take family members who were with us this time.
The house is beautiful and the art and furniture collections were fabulous.
The Calhoun Mansion is wonderful to see and the tour made it very interesting and educational to me and my granddaughter. The gardens were beautiful too.
Our tour guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It was a great tour and the amount of stuff in the house as well as the house itself is amazing.
We loved the tour. I wish, I could remember the beautiful and informative tour guides name. She is from Long Island. She was the best! She made the tour very interesting. She was delightful and funny.
The mansion itself is quite breathtaking, however it is hard to see it's beauty with all the magnificent stuff that it contains. One isn't sure what to look at while touring..... the house or all the antiques it contains. The guide did a wonderful job of explaining the homes history, but too much time was spent outside the home before we were taken in for the tour.