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Aiken-Rhett House

48 Elizabeth St, Charleston, SC 29401
843-723-1159
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Ranked #11 of 104 attractions in Charleston
Type: Historic Sites
Description: A historic house museum that is highly recommended.
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Blue Bell, Pa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing...definitely something you should see while in Charleston...the Historical Society has done a great job in preserving this house...if you're into history and the preservation of old places then you'll enjoy visiting...it's $10 admission...you can stroll around at your leisure with an audio headset that explains everything which is excellent...they also ask for a $1 donation to... More

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Pasadena, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The house is well preserved and is self guided. You're not allowed to bring your purses or bags in, but there are lockers with keys that you can use for free. The audio guide is informative and well paced. The carriages in the back and slave quarters give a good insight to what life would have been like back then.... More

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Wisconsin, USA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a great house tour in Charleston and like preserved (not restored!) homes, this tour is not to be missed. I have been to Charleston 3 times and have never done a house tour in the city so I decided to pick one this time. The ticket lady at the Historic Charleston Foundation store in the... More

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Medford, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This old house was a trip to the past. It has been kept in its original Condition , I recommend this tour.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is one of my favorite sites in Charleston. Historic Charleston has done a wonderful job preserving not restoring this treasure. Be sure to see it.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Please don't miss this historic plantation home near the heart of Charleston it's virtually untouched in certain parts of the house. They do a good job in taking you back to that time period. My teenager loved this too. You will love this stop on your vacation.

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North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Would love to see this house restored like the Nathan Russell House. It's a large property with a building for horses and carriages and although it's being 'preserved', it's hard to imagine what it looked like inside in 1820. An easy walk from The Charleston Museum along the Wragg Mall. We purchased the discounted combination ticket which included the Nathan... More

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Sevenoaks, Kent
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is an architectural gem, all the more interesting for not having been restored. Good audio tour with sufficient info to let your imagination do the rest. A genuine feel to it, I felt we were touching the past (figuratively speaking, naturally!)

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Interesting to see inside one of the grand houses of Charleston and also the slave quarters. The audio tour was very good.My only criticism is that I would like to have seen a little more of how they think a house of this type may have been decorated and furnished.It was very bare and heartless.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was a nice tour. You are guided by a head piece recording through out the house. Turns out to be a lot nicer then some of the personal guided tours I have been on. You can go as slow or fast as you life. Plus there are a few workers/volunteers around to ask questions. I enjoyed it very much.

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