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Edmondston-Alston House, Charleston

Edmondston-Alston House - Charleston, South Carolina
Edmondston-Alston House
21 East Battery Street, Charleston, SC 29401Map
+1 843 722 7171
Neighborhood: Historic Downtown
Overview

Built by Scottish merchant Charles Edmondston, the three-story mansion is now a museum that showcases the wealthy landed gentry lived in the early 19th Century. Bought and refurbished by Charles Alston in 1838, the guided tours on offer take you through beautifully furnished rooms with period silver, antiques, books and paintings. A stroll on the second floor piazza offers great views of Charleston Harbor. During the Christmas season, a reenactment of the iconic 1861 Christmas Eve in the city, a period just before the Civil War, is performed. The mansion's former carriage house has been renovated into a lovely bed and breakfast. The current owner of the house resides on the third floor.

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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
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