The Williams Mansion, Charleston

#7 of 31 in Museums in Charleston
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Built for one man, George W. Williams, The Williams Mansion has over 30 rooms. The house was converted to a hotel in 1914 and renovated in the 1970s by a private owner. Today you'll see the house returned to its former glory. Purchase a ticket by entering the gift shop through the back door and heading up the stairs. Tours take place every hour and include a guide who shares the house's quirky stories. Use our Charleston driving holiday planning tool to add The Williams Mansion and other attractions to your Charleston vacation plans.
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  • There is a double reason to tour this house. First of all, it is a beautiful mansion with interesting architecture. I especially liked the room upstairs with the skylight. But apart from the house...  more »
  • This is more than a historic house tour. There were so many interesting antiques and artifacts. The owner, who still lives there, is sharing his collection by opening up the home to visitors. No...  more »
  • I am a local. Anytime a guest comes into town, we take them downtown for the day. We do the Market and The Battery, but our favorite is to tour of the largest home in the city, the Calhoun Mansion. Today was really nice with our guide Kelsey. She was such a pleasant young lady. She was very patient with one the guest. You can tell she enjoys her work and being surrounded by such beautiful things. The collection of antiques is amazing. It is an ever changing collection from around the world, and rivals most museums I've ever been in. My favorite piece in the collection is the Bosendorfer piano. I would love to hear it.You get to see history, preserved in the largest part of the collection, the house itself.
  • Very beautiful inside and out. Can't take pics of inside residence because current owner lives there and it's all his personal belongings but it's worth it to go check it out if you're in the area. A lot of history and just beautiful items from the gilded age.

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