Grand Tour of Calhoun Mansion in Charleston

  • 76 Ratings
US $75
per person

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.

Grand Tour of Calhoun Mansion in Charleston  durationDuration:1 hour 30 minutes
Grand Tour of Calhoun Mansion in Charleston  cancellationCancellation: 2 hours in advance.
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What You Will Do

  • 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

Customer Reviews
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  • 76 Ratings
  • Jacqueline
January 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
September 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
August 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.

Location
MEETING LOCATION: 16 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

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