by Taylor Shelby
Charleston, South Carolina
January 17, 2005
The house is beautiful and well-stocked with antiques (including a 1680 spinnet, two beautiful canopied beds, and lots of Thomas Elfe originals), but unless you have a particular interest in furniture, I don't know that I would recommend it. The home is small (compared to the other museums), and the tour is short. There is a lovely formal garden in the back and a recreated Colonial kitchen in the original kitchen building, but I'm not sure it is worth the $8 admission price. If you are planning to visit the Charleston Museum and Manigault house, you should see the Heyward-Washington House, because there is a great ticket deal.
The entrance fee for visitors under age 13 is $4, and children under 2 get in for free. The house is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 1 to 5pm. Visit www.charlestonmuseum.org for more information.
From journal House Museums of Charleston