Due to the popularity of last week’s blog, we’ve included below more homes in Charleston that are open to the public for tours. In a city known for its historic homes, architecture, and gardens, there’s no shortage of sites to see!
This home looks much like it did when it was built over 150 years ago. Instead of being restored, it has been preserved - most of the features, such as wallpaper and decor, have been untouched since around the time the home was built. It housed a former governor of South Carolina (William Aiken, Jr.), though he was not the original owner - he inherited the property. Located at 48 Elizabeth Street (where it intersects with Judith Street) in Downtown Charleston. www.historiccharleston.org/Visit/Museums/Aiken-Rhett-House-Museum.aspx
Located at 16 Meeting Street, the Calhoun Mansion is the largest residence in Downtown Charleston. It boasts over 24,000 square feet, 35 bedrooms, a ballroom, and a 90 foot cupola. The house is loaded with antique furniture, art work, elaborate chandeliers, and other pieces – what is probably the largest collection of any home in Charleston! This Italianate style home was built in 1876 by George W. Williams. Tours are offered on the hour and half hour between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.www.calhounmansion.net/
Often called Charleston's Revolutionary War house, it was home to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Heyward, Jr. It is also considered historic because George Washington stayed there in 1791 during his tour of the nation as President. The home dates back to 1772, and it's an example of the Georgian style that was so popular in Charleston before the Revolution. Located at 360 Meeting Street. www.charlestonmuseum.org/heyward-washington-house
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