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Joseph Manigault House
Joseph Manigault House

Joseph Manigault House

350 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina

The Basics

An impressive central hall, with its spiral staircase leading to the upper floors, greets visitors entering the Joseph Manigault House. Many of the rooms have been restored to what they might have looked like in the 19th century, complete with original color schemes and a collection of French, American, and English period furniture. Entrance to the house also includes access to a period garden and several historical outbuildings, such as stables, kitchen, and former slave quarters.

Choose between a single admission to the Joseph Manigault House or a combination ticket that includes the Heyward-Washington House or the Charleston Museum as well. Some bus tours also include an optional upgrade that includes a visit to the house.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Charleston

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Our tour guide was...
Pam_H, Oct 2021
Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option
Our tour guide was amazing. She was very informative with lots of Charleston history. Took her time and explained things well.
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Great tour
sfraginals, Sep 2021
Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option
Listening to the history. The driver/guide was funny, interesting and very informative and an excellent driver.
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City Tour
amffuninsun, Sep 2021
Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option
Great way to get a feel for the city! Our guide was knowledgeable & knew his history. I would recommend
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Informative
Christel_P, Sep 2021
Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option
The tour and tour narrator was very informative. Really enjoyed it. Love learning about the history and the difference landmarks.
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Must do.
Donald_W, Jul 2021
Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option
Guide was punctual, knowledgeable and awesome. Many sites to see accommodated. Definitely worth our visit to the city. A horse can't do what was done.
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Tour
Michele_C, Jul 2021
Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option
The tour was very informative. We were given a nice mixture of fun facts, humor and history on the tour.
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Charleston history tour.
Carol_W, Jul 2021
Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option
City market area. Rainbow row was neat. Enjoyed hearing about history of slaves in Charleston. Narrator was informative, but lacked any humor.
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Excellent
John, Jul 2021
Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option
The trip was great and Nick was very informative. I would definitely recommend anyone to go. I also enjoyed that it was an air conditioned bus since it was July.
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A Great History Lesson on Charleston
LUBERT_T, Jul 2021
Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option
I highly recommend this tour whether you're pressed for time or have the time. Mike, our tour guide and driver was simply excellent. If you want to know the history of Charleston, plan your trip with Mike; you'll be amazed and entertained. Worth the price...
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Perfect description
Jessica_K, Jun 2021
Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option
Roy was a wealth of historical knowledge and made the tour so interesting! Having never been to Charleston, I truly appreciated everything he shared!
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Great tour
Mike_D, Jun 2021
Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option
Very knowledgeable and polite tour guide. We have several friends planningto come here soon . We will definitelyrecommendthis to all of them.Great tour!
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Interesting and fun tour
Jennifer_G, May 2021
Charleston History Sightseeing Bus Tour with Joseph Manigault House Option
Our guide was great. Very knowledgeable. He asked us questions prior to boarding about where we were from etc and incorporated it into our tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Joseph Manigault House is a must-see for history buffs and those interested in antebellum architecture.

  • Flash photography and the use of cell phones are not allowed within the historic house.

  • The house is not wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The house is located on Meeting Street between John Street and Ashmead Place, one block south of the Charleston Museum. It’s easy to reach on foot from most areas of the city’s historic district.

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When to Get There

The historic home is open daily throughout the year, with shorter hours on Sundays. Tours of the house are offered every 30 minutes, with the last tour departing a half-hour before closing time.

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Heyward-Washington House

In addition to the Joseph Manigault House, the Charleston Museum also manages the Heyward-Washington House. This Georgian-style double house, built in 1772, was once the home of Thomas Heyward, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Visitors can tour the mansion, formal gardens, and a kitchen building from the 1740s.

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