Charleston Downtown Historic Houses Walk, Charleston

Charleston Downtown Historic Houses Walk, Charleston

Charleston, founded in 1670, is very popular for its historic houses.The houses speak of the glorious past of Charleston,being of high cultural value to the entire community. Take this tour the get a glimpse of some of the most famous historic houses in the city of Charleston.
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Charleston Downtown Historic Houses Walk Map

Guide Name: Charleston Downtown Historic Houses Walk
Guide Location: USA » Charleston (See other walking tours in Charleston)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: alice
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Edmondston-Alston House

1) Edmondston-Alston House (must see)

The Edmondston-Alston House is a very famous historic house in Charleston. It dates from 1825 and belonged to the rich merchant, Charles Edmondston. Now, the house is a period museum that showcases the life of the rich in Edmonstron's time. The museum is superbly furnished and decorated with beautiful objects from the period and from the second floor you can enjoy a spectacular view over Charleston Harbor.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 4.30 pm; Sunday - Monday: 1 pm - 4.30...   view more
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Calhoun Mansion

2) Calhoun Mansion

The Calhoun Mansion is Victorian house at 16 Meeting St., Charleston, South Carolina. It was built for George W. Williams, a businessman, according to plans drawn by W.P. Russell. The 24,000 square foot house has thirty main rooms and many more smaller rooms. The main hall is 50 feet long and 14 feet wide. The house has a ballroom with a 45 foot high ceiling. When Williams died, his house was inherited by his son-in-law, Patrick Calhoun, a grandson of John C. Calhoun. It was from his ownership...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Nathaniel Russell House

3) Nathaniel Russell House (must see)

The Nathaniel Russell House is a historic house located in downtown Charleston. It belonged to Nathaniel Russell, a Rhode Island merchant, who spent $80,000 on this Adamesque building before 1809. He and his wife, Sarah Russell, lived in the house during the early 1800s. It was sold to the state in 1955 by the Pelzer family, and today is used by the Historic Charleston Foundation as offices and also for tours. It is currently a museum open for tours. The house is widely recognized as one of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Heyward-Washington House

4) Heyward-Washington House (must see)

Heyward-Washington House is a historic house museum in Charleston, that is owned and operated by the Charleston Museum. Furnished for the late 18th century, the house includes a collection of Charleston-made furniture. Other structures include the carriage shed and 1740s kitchen building. The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970. Rice planter Daniel Heyward built the house in 1772 for his son, Thomas Heyward, Jr., who became a patriot leader and was a signer of the Declaration...   view more
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Thomas Elfe House

5) Thomas Elfe House

The Thomas Elfe House is a real jewel built before 1760 and located in the historic French Quarter. The house was built in the beautiful pre-revolutionary Georgian style. Elfe's works can now be found mostly in museums and private collections. The museum shows the life of people in Charleston in 18th and 19th centuries. The Thomas Elfe house is the oldest restored historical residence in Charleston that is open to the public for visiting tours. There are older house structures in...   view more
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Joseph Manigault House

6) Joseph Manigault House (must see)

Joseph Manigault House is a historic house museum in Charleston, South Carolina that is owned and operated by the Charleston Museum. The house is significant for its Adam style architecture, and was designed by Gabriel Manigault to be the home of his brother, and was completed in 1803. The mansion now is a historic house operated by the Charleston Museum. The house is beautifully furnished and decorated with period pieces. The most amazing part of the house is the fascinating circular staircase....   view more
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Aiken-Rhett House

7) Aiken-Rhett House (must see)

The Gov. William Aiken House, also known as the Aiken-Rhett House, or the Robinson-Aiken House, is a home built in 1820 at 48 Elizabeth Street in Charleston. It was a home of William Aiken, Jr., a governor of South Carolina, and before that was a home of his father, the railroad company owner William Aiken. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Historic Charleston Foundation owns and operates the Aiken-Rhett House as a historic house museum, as well as the...   view more
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Walking Tours in Charleston, South Carolina

Create Your Own Walk in Charleston

Create Your Own Walk in Charleston

Creating your own self-guided walk in Charleston is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Charleston Children's Entertainment Tour

Charleston Children's Entertainment Tour

Charleston is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southern USA and it has many tourist attractions that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Take the tour below to discover some of the best locations for some fun with your children and the family!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Charleston is the oldest and the largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and mannerly people, Charleston is a popular tourist destination and has received a large number of accolades, including "America's Most Friendly City" and also "The most polite and hospitable city in America". It is also home to some amazing and interesting art galleries, historic houses and museums, astonishing churches and architectural structures. Take the walk below to see some of the most popular and interesting tourist attractions in Charleston.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Charleston Nightlife Walking Tour

Charleston Nightlife Walking Tour

Downtown Charleston is full of very interesting and entertaining spots, bars, nightclubs, discotheques, etc. There are places that cater to people of all ages and tastes. Take the walking tour below to see some of the most popular night spots in Downtown Charleston.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Charleston Harleston Village Churches Tour

Charleston Harleston Village Churches Tour

Charleston is very famous for its number of churches, as well as for being very open and tolerating different kinds of religious faiths. Charleston is the only city in the USA to have an independent Huguenot church. Here is a tour that will take you through Charleston’s Harleston Village churches.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Charleston’s Downtown History Museums Walk

Charleston’s Downtown History Museums Walk

Charleston is very famous for its large number of historic houses and history museums. Take the tour below to see some of the most famous and interesting history museums in Downtown Charleston. Take this walking tour and you will learn more about history of Charleston.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Charleston Downtown Art Galleries Walk

Charleston Downtown Art Galleries Walk

Charleston is a very beautiful, southern city, with a rich history and very friendly people. It is also home to some amazing and interesting art galleries and museums. Take the following driving tour and discover Charleston's most appreciated art galleries.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km