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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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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Great restoration

Very nice house. Good restoration . Can't take pic inside. Not self guided . Our guide was fussy . Combine it with a visit in another house.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very nice house. Good restoration . Can't take pic inside. Not self guided . Our guide was fussy . Combine it with a visit in another house.

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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful house and garden to visit. The house has been restored to its original glory and they have done an excellent job. Coming from the view of an architectural professional, its an awesome house. The free flying spiral staircase is an engineering feat that must been seen to be appreciated! Buy the pass from the Charleston Visitor Center to get... More 

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Corbin, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I loved visiting this place! What a great experience for a history buff, especially someone that loves SC history like I do.

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Henderson, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across this museum quality home on our walk through the Broad Street area of Charleston mansions. Had a wonderful guide who was history buff who made the interior and the antiques so interesting

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Jackson, MS
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This tour of the home was very informational. The hostess was very knowledgeable and friendly. The grounds were beautiful.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was a very delightful tour of Nathaniel Russell's house and life history. The tour guide was very knowledgable. They have restored much of the house with plans for the future. A gem if you are interested in these kinds of things.

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This will provide you with a most enjoyable and informative tour. The house is gorgeous and the grounds are immaculate. The tour guides show interest and training.

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New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Out of all we saw in the 3 days we spent in Charleston, this was my favorite. Our tour guide was excellent, knowledgeable and engaging and the house is just fantastic. I only wish would could have taken photos inside! The tour is probably about 45 minutes long. Worth a visit!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

40 minute very informative tour by retired school teacher. She made us feel like a guest in this mansion. Great staircase with lots of beautiful architecture.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful house and garden tour. Very historical to Charleston. Our tour guide Mary Lou was fabulous and so knowledgeable. Wonderful furniture, art and dinnerware in this home. The architecture is simply amazing. So glad we went.

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