Calhoun Mansion Museum


Calhoun Mansion Museum

Seventeen. Calhoun Mansion Museum

14-16 Meeting Street (South of Broad)
CharlestonSC  29401
(843) 722-8205
Every hour and half-hour beginning at 11:00a, Last tour is at 5:00p
Grand Tour (new): By reservation only (call) - $75.00
Seasonal Schedule
Dec, Jan, Feb 11–4:30 PM Daily
Mar–Nov 30th. 11–5:00 PM Daily
Thanksgiving Day CLOSED
Christmas Day CLOSED
Admission: $16.00 (as of 2017)

The Calhoun Mansion is a 24,000 square foot 35-room Italianate mansion built in 1876.The construction of the house took five years. The Italianate style home consists of 35 rooms and 23 period fireplaces.

The grand entrance hall is 14 feet high by 14 feet wide and is 65 feet in length. The house has 14 foot ceilings, ornate plaster and wood moldings, elaborate chandeliers, a stairwell that reaches to a 75 foot domed ceiling, and a music room with a 45 foot covered glass skylight.

The Mansion also includes beautiful decorative painting and lighting designed and installed by Louis Comfort Tiffany at the turn of the twentieth century.

Today, the Calhoun Mansion, is the largest single family residence in Charleston.