A&E's America's Castles series offers an insider's look at the palatial residences of the nation's privileged. The Castles of Charleston provides a glimpse into the crown jewels of this seaside city. Largely spared devastation from the Civil War, Charleston is one of the best-preserved Southern towns. Journey back to a more gracious time and enjoy a guided tour of the Calhoun Mansion led by owner Gedney Howe III. The home is an outstanding example of Southern antebellum architecture. Also see the Joseph Manigault House and the Edmonton Alston manor, two of Charleston's most prized architectural treasures. The lavish mansions and rich contents eloquently reveal the status, power, and luxurious lifestyle experienced by these American wealthy families.
~ Sally Barber, All Movie Guide