Thomas Lamboll House

19 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Innkeeper(s): Marie and Emerson Read
  • Introduction

    Thomas Lamboll House, front view

    The Thomas Lamboll House at 19 King Street is a perfect example of how an old Charleston home has weathered and adjusted itself to the changing times of several centuries. Also, when known and understood, it reads like a history book of Charleston and the fortunes and misfortunes which have beset her.

    Built around 1739 by Thomas Lee for Thomas Lamboll, it has known many owners, most of whom have seen fit to make changes; however, through it all the house has maintained its original charm and atmosphere. Your hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Read invite you to journey back in time as you enjoy the ambiance and history of Charleston.

  • A Few Comments From Our Guests

    Antebellum B&B at Thomas Lamboll House -  Charleston, South Carolina"We had a marvelous stay at your B&B. Thanks for making us feel at home and sharing Charleston with us." J. Deal

    "We enjoyed our three days of warm hospitality and especially the evenings out on the piazza among the trees and birds." B. Dove

    "I am just dropping you this note to thank you for making our stay at your lovely home such a pleasant one. Thank you for being so gracious and hospitable." L. Geth

    "We have traveled to Kiawah many times and on each occasion have walked through and around the battery area that embraces the splendid array of ante- bellum houses like your Lamboll House masterpiece. But we had never even considered staying in one of them until we became addicted to a "Bed & Breakfast" fever that has led us to some very interesting places and their owners. We regard our three days at Lamboll House to have been the zenith of this experience. - Again thanks for helping to make our trip this year to Charleston so meaningful. We will remember your kindness and hospitality as the high points of our visit." L. & C. Stermer