The joseph manigault house is a historic house museum at 350 meeting street in charleston south carolina that is owned and operated by the charleston museum built in 1803 it was designed by gabriel manigault to be the home of his brother and is nationally significant as a well executed and preserved example of adam style architecture. One of charleston s most exquisite antebellum structures the joseph manigault house built in 1803 reflects the urban lifestyle of a wealthy rice planting family and the enslaved african americans who lived there.
It was declared a national historic landmark in 1973.
Joseph manigault house. The joseph manigault house is an example of early 19th century architecture. One of charleston s most exquisite antebellum structures the joseph manigault house built in 1803 reflects the urban lifestyle of a wealthy rice planting family and the enslaved african americans who lived there. The joseph manigault house as a part of the charleston museum is a well preserved historic house that has a tour that is informative and educational.
While many have no relation to the manigault family they are all period correct. The many artifacts on display in the house are part of the museum s collection. See 354 reviews articles and 201 photos of joseph manigault house ranked no 37 on tripadvisor among 210 attractions in charleston.
It is a good example of the history that charlesto. The joseph manigault house is a well preserved charleston treasure that is sure to impress any visitor with the overall grandeur and the stories behind the scenes that cover the lives of all of the home s residents from the wealthy owners to the unsung slaves. A complete portrait of all aspects of life at the top of the charleston social.
As a historically significant house it is managed by the charleston museum. The joseph manigault house was built in 1803 and was designed by joseph manigault s brother gabriel who also designed charleston s current city hall joseph was a wealthy rice planter who inherited several rice plantations and over two hundred slaves from his grandfather in addition to marrying into a family with lots of money. Joseph manigault house charleston.