Edmondston-Alston House, Charleston

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Admire the open floor plan in Edmondston-Alston House, which is an adaptation of English Regency design. Built by Charles Edmondston in 1820, the house features the family's furniture, silver, and keepsakes displayed as if unmoved from where the former residents casually left them. See an original copy of the Ordinance of Secession, as well as the family portraits. The main rooms house temporary exhibits, which often explore secessionists, slavery, and the American Civil War. Join a 30-minute guided tour of the property, or call in advance to arrange a private tour. If you'd like more time in the historical and luxurious environment, stay in the bed-and-breakfast on the grounds. Our Charleston trip itinerary maker app makes visiting Edmondston-Alston House and other Charleston attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • If you are a civil war enthusiast do not miss a tour of this historic home. It will transport you back in time. 
    If you are a civil war enthusiast do not miss a tour of this historic home. It will transport you back in time.  more »
  • This house has an excellent location. It's facing the water and is a house that is so different than any of the other houses in the area that you can have a tour. The area itself is wonderful to walk....  more
    This house has an excellent location. It's facing the water and is a house that is so different than any of the other houses in the area that you can have a tour. The area itself is wonderful to walk....  more »
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  • Amazing mansion. The property is well kept and our guide was informative and insightful. Best view of the Charleston harbor. So much history at this location.
  • Janet was our tour guide. Super knowledgeable...thought she was a family member but she is not. We have 2 teenagers with us. Very cool tour of several southern families living in the same home . Restrooms are several blocks away...for those that need one.

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