Fodor's Expert Review Edmondston-Alston House

South of Broad Historic Home

In 1825, Charles Edmondston designed this house in the Federal style on Charleston's High Battery; it was built by the labor of enslaved people, who also lived and worked on the property. About 13 years later, second owner Charles Alston began transforming it into the Greek Revival structure seen today, also by using the labor of enslaved people. The home is furnished with family antiques, portraits, silver, and fine china; the stories of the enslaved people who lived here are intertwined with many of the exhibits.

Historic Home Museum/Gallery Historic District/Site Silversea Cruise Historical Views

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21 E. Battery
Charleston, South Carolina  29401, USA


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Rate Includes: $12, Closed Sun. and Mon.

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