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Nathaniel Russell House

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Neighborhood: Charlestowne
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Address: 51 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-724-8481
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Foundation welcomes visitors to explore daily life in one of...
The Foundation welcomes visitors to explore daily life in one of Charleston's most exquisite dwellings. Located in Downtown Charleston near High Battery, the Nathaniel Russell House Museum, 51 Meeting Street, is widely recognized as one of America's most important neoclassical dwellings. Historic Charleston Foundation purchased the National Historic Landmark in 1955, and the house served as the Foundation's headquarters for 37 years. Today, the interiors are restored to their original 1808 grandeur and surrounded by formal gardens.
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Beautiful restoration

We'd been to Charleston many times but this trip we decided to do a wee bit more sight seeing. This was one of the top picks on TripAdvisor so we thought we would check it out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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West Chester, Pennsylvania

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We'd been to Charleston many times but this trip we decided to do a wee bit more sight seeing. This was one of the top picks on TripAdvisor so we thought we would check it out. This house has been restored and is a fascinating glimpse into the18th century life of upper crust Charleston.

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Bloomington, Indiana, Usa
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The tour was very neat and educational. The house, and every thing inside, being restored to its original design was very neat. Was disappointed that pictures inside the house was not permitted. The staircase was a big attraction and wasn't able to have a picture of it. The guides were very knowledgeable, but it wouldn't of hurt them to loosen... More 

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charleston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate enough to attend a reception at this Historic Home. They have really captured the importance of preservation. The winding staircase and original windows are worth the entrance fee. Beautiful!!

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a great tour guide who knew a lot and was super enthusiastic. What a beautiful house! The floating stairs are amazing. Loved the authentic furnishings. Well worth the price and time spent there.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We discovered Nathaniel Russell House when our walking tour guide took us around to the side garden and showed us a joggling board near the entrance (look it up if you don't know what it is!) It's actually OK to sit on it! We were intrigued about the inside of the house, so we bought a combo ticket for both... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a for sure place to visit. The gardens are just beautiful. The rooms and the way they have been kept to maintain the history and ambience is magnificent. The guides are really superb. This is just a delightful stop to make.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful tour! The history of the house and the family was fascinating and our guide, (Michael?) was super well versed and really loved what he did. Nathaniel Russell was an interesting businessman and member of the community. The freestanding staircase using canteleavors was a unique architectural feature. Gardens very nice. House is beautifully and lovingly restored. Worth the $12 admission.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've toured a lot of historic homes, so maybe I'm jaded, but something about it just left me feeling like it was just an average experience - I wasn't "wowed". The flying staircase is cool, and the historic preservation has done a wonderful job of decorating as close to the original owner as possible; but I was disppointed that the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable tour of a very well restored Charleston town house. Many fine features, including an amazing free-standing three storey circular staircase. Worth the $12 entrance fee.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The house was stunning the guide was awesome. was very knowledgeable of the history surrunding the house.

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Additional Information about Nathaniel Russell House

Address: Address: 51 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-724-8481
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Charlestowne
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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