- 276 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
- 276 Ratings
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.
Beautiful, historical and interesting, a must see in Charleston
Informative history and beautiful items on display
Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. This tour is much different from other historical home tours in the area and made a fun afternoon for our group.
WE'VE BEEN TO MANY MANSIONS OVER THE YEARS; NEWPORT, ASHEVILLE, FLAGLER, ETC. CALHOUN IS A BEAUTIFUL STRUCTURE BUT OVERSHADOWED BY THE ACCUMULATION OF 'STUFF' (albeit very valuable "stuff". WE THINK IT DETRACTS FROM THE HANDSOME HOME IT IS. I KNOW THERE'S A STORY BEHIND EACH AND EVERY ITEM IN THE HOME BUT IT'S A LITTLE OVERWHELMING. SO LONG STORY SHORT: WE'RE GLAD WE CAME AND WOULD RECOMMEND ANY FRIENDS TO ALSO VISIT BUT WOULD LIKE TO SEE LESS 'STUFF".
Our tour guide, very pretty blond, loaded with historical information was so nice! The vast amount of historical memorabilia was explained to us and the preservationist motive of the owner, who we caught a glimpse of, made this congromolation of priceless artifacts so meaningful. Thank you, well worth our time and increased knowledge!
House and history very interesting. The young lady who guided us was very informative and pleasant. The amount of antiques cluttered the story and was distracting. Would have liked to actually go into the rooms instead of just peeking from the hallway.
As a Charlestonian, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing a beautiful mansion being maintained so well. I remember when in was on the verge of being condemned and followed its renovations in the paper. We all knew it was a wonderful treasure and delighted in seeing it brought back to life! The craftsmanship and Tiffany chandeliers and all the other artifacts are so worth seeing. The history of the mansion is important and we should never allow it to be forgotten.
Loved the details given and the personal touch of the tour guides' favorite things as well. It made the tour more excited because he was excited about the different rooms and treasures. Ben was great!!!
The rooms were spectacular and the docents were very well versed in the history of the house and the designers. Nice job.
Ben, out tour guide was captivating! He shared great details and interesting history about the house and antiques!
Fascinating home museum. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Stunning collection of art and gilded age objects.
Always make room for improvement.