This elegant red-brick mansion was built in 1803 for wealthy rice planter Joseph Manigault (a descendant of French Huguenots). The house features a curving central staircase and an outstanding collection of Charlestonian, American, English, and French period furnishings. Manigault inherited several rice plantations and over 200 slaves from his grandfather in 1788, cementing his fortune by marrying into the Middleton family (of Middleton Place and later the Drayton family (of Drayton Hall).