Edmonston-Alston House 


Edmonston-Alston House

The Edmonston-Alston House was one of the first houses built on the Battery in 1825 by Charles Edmonston, a merchant and wharf owner. Edmonston later sold it to Charles Alston, a lowcountry rice planter. General Beauregard watched the bombing of Fort Sumter from this house on April 12, 1861 signalling the start of the Civil War. Later the same year, General Robert E Lee sought refuge in the house when his uptown hotel caught fire. The house is still owned by the Alston family and the first two floors are open for guided tours. The house is one of the few house museums to contain original family furnishings not reproductions or period pieces. You will also find books, silver and paintings. Allow about 30 minutes to view the house and take pictures. Tickets to the Edmonston-Alston House may be purchased online or at the door.



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Edmonston-Alston House Hours and Admission


Hours:
Tues. - Sat. 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sun. and Mon. - Closed
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Admission:
Adults (14+) $12
Child (6-13) $8
Students with Student ID (14+) $8


Edmonston-Alston House Address and Map


Edmonston-Alston House
21 E Battery
Charleston SC 29401
(843) 722-7171
Edmonston-Alston House Website


Current and Upcoming Events
at the Edmonston-Alston House


What: Christmas on the Battery: Carols, Candlelight, and Gullah Christmas Stories
When: Dec. 3 - Dec. 4
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Where: Edmonston-Alston House
Admission: $30 (Tickets must be purchased
online in advance)

Enjoy a special evening at the historic Edmondston-Alston House. Tour the festively decorated house by candlelight and hear the Charleston Caroling Company. Warm up in the courtyard with a glass of wine or hot cider where local storyteller, Fouché Sheppard, will perform Gullah Christmas stories.  This event will follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and masks will be required inside the house.


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