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
- Thirty-five minute guided tour
- 404 Ratings
The property and collection were incredible and the guide was very knowledgeable
Guide was very knowledgeable. Hard to believe the amount of artifacts. Definitely living up to “ More is never enough” motto
Our visit to the Calhoun Mansion was outstanding. Our tour guide picked up on our historical interest and took some extra time ensuring our questions were answered. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. At the end of the tour we were fortunate enough to get to meet the current owner of the mansion who was very humble and clearly wanted to share the beautiful mansion and its contents with the public. Thank you for a great experience!
Both my wife and I loved this place, the furnishings were the best I've ever seen. The docent was very knowledgeable.
It is an incredible collection of antiques inside of a magnificent historical home. Thank you to the owner for restoring it, keeping it kept and for opening it up for tours. The guide was extremely knowledgable and fun.
Very impressive offering and tour guide was excellent and extremely knowledgeable and engaging. It would have been nice to hear more about the house and context of it being built. Also to see more of the house would have been better.
Very interesting tour, guide was knowledgeable
Extremely impressive collection, restoration, and narration by Ed!!
Tour guide was super knowledgeable!!
The guide was spectacular! She could answer questions about any little item in the house!!
Tour guide Sue was wonderful. House and contents extremely impressive, and the owner and his 2 whippets live there.
The house and history were fascinating.. lovely tour
Great tour! Our guide (forgot her name) was so smart and really seemed like she enjoyed the history of the place even though I’m sure it was her 10000000th time telling it. Beautiful place. One of the best parts of Charleston! Ricky Martin.
Our tour guide was FANTASTIC. Loved her. One of the best we've had anywhere -- I was very impressed with her breadth of knowledge and the tour was well paced and interesting!
The house is absolutely beautiful. The collections are beautiful. But it was hard to see it all in such a short time. There was so much to see. I did enjoy it very much and appreciate the owner opening up his Home for us to see this wonderful piece of history. Thank You!
Unlike any other experience in Charleston. Highly recommend!
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She let us take our time looking around and explained the architecture and artifacts thoroughly. I can’t praise her highly enough for making this a very enjoyable experience.
Tour guide extremely knowledgeable
Very informative guide. Interesting facts.
I enjoyed seeing the hundreds of one of a kind antiques from around the world.
We enjoyed touring the house. We saw it as Leigh High Station in "North & South". Beautiful Mansion!
Once a year our company comes to Charleston for conferences, and a few of us always enjoy visiting Calhoun Mansion. The thrill of seeing what is new, what has changed, and being able to ask questions! It is always a thrill and pleasure to visit such beauty.
Great tour - thoroughly enjoyed it and our guide was excellent!
Sue was an outstanding docent. She was very knowledgeable, thorough, pleasant and informative.
Beautiful pieces from all around the world! Very interesting history and very knowledgeable guide.
Loved having the homeowner talk about the house and art from his perspective.
The tour leader was one of the best we have experienced. My husband and I told her at the end she was much more thorough than the tour leader we had at Monticello. Kudos to her. Incredible knowledge.
Areas had so many objects it was almost overwhelming
Informative tour.... just the right length. Great house
It was an incredible, fascinating tour of an eccentric collection. It was not what we expected, we expected it to have more to do with the Calhoun foly history. But what was in the house was infinitely more interesting than what we expected. It was the arts and artifacts collection of an imaginative collector. The collection had pieces with eye-opening history, interest, and value. Our tour group could not stop saying "Wow" at each new thing we experienced. The tour guide was also very knowledgeable and engaging.
Excellent and informative tour guide.
So much history to learn about the house and the families that occupied it. Our guide did a great job detailing the past and present history of the home. The contents are jaw dropping. We would recommend the tour to all those touring Old Charleston
We had a good short tour but had a really fantastic long tour the next day at 10 am. We got a good idea of the house's history and construction but found the greatest pleasure in hearing the owner tell about his collection. This is an art museum and I found it fascinating!