Of Charleston's 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
Located on Charleston's High Battery, the house affords a glimpse of early 19th century elegance, style and comfort. Built in 1825, it contains Alston family furniture, silver, books and paintings. Three piazzas offer incredible views of the Charleston Harbor.