The Edmondston-Alston House

The Edmondston Alston House

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21 East Battery,
Charleston,
SC – 29401

843-722-7171

‘The Edmondston-Alston House is one of the few historic homes open to the public.

The house has a beautiful view of the harbor and of Fort Sumter.

Built in 1825 the house was commandeered by the Union Army during the Civil War.

After the war, the family appealed to President Andrew to get theri home back and he granted them a pardon for their role in the war.

The document is displayed in the front room.’

Adapted from article about Charleston by Judith Evans.

‘Of Charlestons many fine house museums, only the Edmondston-Alston House (constructed in 1825 and enhanced in 1838) commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor. From its piazza, General P. T. Beauregard watched the fierce bombardment of Ft. Sumter on April 12, 1861, signaling the start of the Civil War. And on December 11 of the same year, the house gave refuge to General Robert E. Lee the night a wide-spreading fire threatened his safety in a Charleston hotel.’

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