Gov. William Aiken House, Charleston, South Carolina
Gov. William Aiken House, Charleston, South Carolina | Photo Credit: Wikipedia - Elisa.rolle

One of many prominent homes situated in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, the William Aiken House stands filled with history. The Aiken family was known for their role in the railroad and politics. For over 142 years the home remained in this family until it was dedicated for preservation for future generations.


The mansion was constructed around 1820, upon the direction of John Robinson. Shortly after, William Aiken purchased the home and his family took up residence in the elaborate quarters. William Aiken was known for his role as the owner of the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company.

The families fortune also led them to play a role in politics. William Aiken’s son, also named William, went on to live out his life in the home and become Governor of South Carolina.

The home remained in the family until 1975, after over 142 years of being in the Aiken descendants name. It has been preserved as a historic home in Charleston.

How to Visit

The William Aiken House is located at 456 King Street in Charleston, South Carolina. For more information about visiting the home or venue services, please visit the official website here.

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