The Sword Gate House is a private residence, so that you can admire it from the outside.
The Sword Gate House is a private residence, so there are no tourists inside. You can see the house anytime from the outside.
Built around 1803 for German merchants, the Sword Gate House is famous for its magnificent features, including the rare iron gates by the renowned manufacturer Christopher Werner. Explore the vivid details of the building's architecture. Discover the house's history and learn how it became one of the most expensive mansions in Charleston.
Immerse yourself in the haunted history of the mansion. Get inspired by a love story that happened when the house was a boarding school for young ladies in the 1820s. You might even meet the ghost of the Sword Gate House.
The Sword Gate House is located at 32 Legare Street in Charleston, South Carolina.
Parking is available at the Queen Street Garage at 93 Queen Street and the King & Queen Garage at 85 Queen Street.
The nearest bus stops to the house are Broad Street - Meeting Street and King Street - Broad Street.
Discover the haunted history of the Sword Gate House and explore the city's mysteries with the self-guided audio tour Charleston: Ghosts of the Holy City. Meet the ghosts of Charleston and immerse yourself in the local culture.