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Edmondston-Alston House Tours

Edmondston-Alston House
American History enthusiasts shouldn't miss Charleston's Edmondston-Alston House, an 1825 home and museum steeped in Civil War stories. The home is perhaps best known for hosting confederate generals P.G.T. Beauregard and Robert E. Lee and today showcases a sizable collection of art, decorative objects, and family relics.

The Basics

Experience a bit of Charleston history (and lovely waterfront vistas) by stopping at the Edmondston-Alston House. See Civil War-era relics, including an original Ordinance of Secession document; book a tour to learn about the house’s architectural details; and admire the home’s decorative objects and furniture. Some Charleston walking tours include admission to the Edmondston-Alston House with a guide to offer stories along the way.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Architecture fans will appreciate the house’s federal and Greek-revival details.
  • The best way to explore the museum is on a guided tour, which is included when you pre-book admission online.
  • A combination ticket to the Edmondston-Alston House and Middleton Place offers a great value for history buffs.
  • Travelers report that tours are not wheelchair accessible, and strollers are not permitted.

How to Get There
Conveniently located in Charleston's city center, across from Charleston Harbor, the Edmondston-Alston House is easiest to reach by car. Take US-17, and head south on East Bay Street. Alternatively, you can take the Charleston Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH), which stops near the museum, on Broad Street.

When to Get There
The Edmondston-Alston House is open daily, but hours vary. The best way to experience the museum is on a 30-minute guided tour, so check the schedule when planning a visit. Weekends and holidays are the most crowded. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Fine Art in Appleton

After visiting the Edmondston-Alston House, stop by Middleton Place, one of Charlston’s top attractions. Don't miss the landscaped gardens, stables, and museum at this historic plantation located about a 30-minute drive from the Edmondston-Alston House. Visitors can get a great value by booking a combination ticket to both attractions or pre-booking general admission and a tour.
Address: 21 E Battery, Charleston, South Carolina 29401, USA
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