- 188 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
- 188 Ratings
Beautiful and unique! Excellent tour guide. So many interesting stories.
Very interesting tour. Lots of historical background, which we love.
Very interesting and fun tour! The tour guide was amazing!
My guide was just wonderful. We loved the tour and are looking forward to taking the more in depth one soon.
This house truly made me speechless! What an amazing collection! The tour guide was also very knowledgeable about the house and the antiques inside! We will definitely be back!!
The guide was fantastic! We were blown away with the amount of things to see and the uniqueness of the contents.
Lots of info given, very enjoyable, great tour guide --thank-you!
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the history of the house and pieces in it
Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging!
Miss Sue did an outstanding job with the tour and as always Calhoun Mansion never disappoint to just be amazing
There was not adequate time to see/appreciate all the items of interest. While the tour guide was informative and knowledgeable, it was impossible to even look at all the items described in her presentation - by the time I was able to stand in the doorway of each room, I had about 30 seconds to "take in" all that had been described before being shepherded on to the next room. I would suggest limiting the size of the tour group, and allowing ample time to view each room. Perhaps invite the visitors to view the room, even as the guide is speaking, rather than waiting for the guide to finish explaining what is on view.
Excellent guide. Beautiful treasure packed home.
It's a museum as well as a mansion and the history was most interesting. The amount of paintings, furniture and artifacts was u believable. We truly enjoyed our tour and would recommend anyone planning a trip to Charleston visit the museum.
The tour guide was very informative and personable
It was great to see the inside of one of Charleston's old mansions. The antiques inside were truly amazing
Very cluttered. Not appealing to look at.
Impressive house and collection, but all in all, the museum has little to do with Charleston other than the lot it stands on.
The staff is excellent, the tour was okey but there is to much items in the rooms, and more of them are copies, no originals.
Wish we had more time to look at the specific pieces. There was so many incredible pieces and awesome architecture to the house that we weren't able to appreciate.
Love all of the treasures. Great eye candy
The director himself led us around and was great with highlighting amazing items of the collection!
We had an excellent time, interesting stories and great collection of sntiques
We thought it was just the right length of time for the property. Our guide was very informative but kept things moving, too. Enjoyable experience!
Tour guide was very knowledgeable. I was surprised that our group was able to see so much of the house. Would have liked to have seen the whippets and the cat :)
Awesome tour! Knowledgeable and friendly staff! Worth every penny!