Edmondston-Alston House, Charleston

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • Great live tour in a wonderful setting. Tour is only about 45 minutes. Doesn't shy away from the role slavery played in creating Edmonston-Alston's wealth. Very impressed by the tour's wokeness...  more »
  • Stop and visit and take a step back in time. See how this beautiful house has been lovingly restored and see how they lived back in the day. Definitely a must see if you love architecture, history...  more »
  • Highly recommend adding the Edmondson-Alston house to your tour of historic Charleston. We bought the package of Middleton Place plantation and the house tour for both Middleton Place and the Edmondson-Alston house, and I highly recommend this deal. Seeing this house after Middleton Place was truly the best way to do the tours. I found that it was so much fun to see the continuation of the Middleton family line and I remembered a lot of the names from the Middleton house tour. A beautiful (and air conditioned) addition to our sampling of history.
  • One of my favorite hone tours in charming Charleston! Situated at a prime spot on The Battery in downtown this home has stood the test of time and mother nature. Knowledable tour guides take you through each room sharing detailed information and stories about the families that occupied the home. It's one of the more affordable home tours in downtown which is a definite plus!

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