- Built by Charleston merchant Charles Edmondston, the three-story mansion is now a museum that shows the wealthy landed gentry lived in the early 19th century. Bought by Charleston Alston in 1838, guided tours are given through beautifully furnished rooms with period silver, antiques, books and paintings. A stroll on the second floor piazza offers a great view of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. During the Christmas season, a reenactment of 1861 Christmas Eve in Charleston, 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. - Natasha Lawrence
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