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Nathaniel Russell House

51 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Charlestowne)
843 724 8481
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Ranked #13 of 103 attractions in Charleston
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: An historical mansion open to the public.
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Medford, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This home is beautiful, it has been fully restored and is a must see when in Charleston. There was nothing that we disliked about this house tour.

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Burnet, Texas
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20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Nathaniel Russell House on Meeting St near Tradd is owned by the Historical Preservation Society of Charleston. They have restored the house and it is worth seeing. It has an amazing multi story staircase that winds to the top with no apparent support. It is beautiful.

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NSW
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Great house tour. The cantilevered staircase in the Nathaniel Russell house is magnificent, and worth the visit alone. This house has been painstakingly restored with furniture typical of the period. Our guide was knowledgeable, and it was a wonderful rainy day activity on our visit to Charleston. If you are planning on seeing a few house museums and plantations, remember... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We only did one house tour in Charleston. We found this one to be very well done. Our guide answered everyone's questions very patiently. The garden was beautiful, too.

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Grapevine, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My friends and I chose this residence because it seemed most representative of the period house below Broad Street, and for the absolutely amazing cantilevered central staircase. Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was a treat to see the inside of this mansion that we had read about. The restorations that have been done have been painstaking and the... More

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

Notable improvements since our last tour some years ago. Paint layers had been removed and lovely original colors now depicted in this historic home. An elevator has also been added to reach the upper floor. Quite impression to see how the wealthy lived in this 1808 restored home. We purchased the discounted combination tour and also visited the unrestored Aiken-Rhett... More

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Sevenoaks, Kent
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

A great companion house to the Aiken Rhett house, as it has been fully restored. It gives a great idea of the splendid rooms and contents of the Federal period - but for me the sheer authenticity of the Aiken Rhett house makes it the better site. My advice is to go to both, but see the Aiken Rhett house... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a beautifully restored home and the "floating staircase" is amazing. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Enjoyed walking around the gardens.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The gardens are incredible. The fact that they literally dug up the gardens to make sure everything planted was accurate is amazing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Just as the title says, the design of the stairs flight was unique. We were also impressed by the curved door panels and high ceilings on the second floor. You won't mistake it as an ordinary house. The owner made sure of that in choosing the style and material.

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