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Nathaniel Russell House

51 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Charlestowne)
+1 843-724-8481
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Ranked #17 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Foundation welcomes visitors to explore daily life in one of Charleston's most exquisite dwellings. Located in Downtown Charleston near High... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Very fine tour. Great guide. Exquisite home. The outside of the home is completely restored. Inside is the most impressive interior we have ever seen.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The tour guide was very informative about the home, which had been restored/preserved nicely. It was enjoyable and I recommend taking the tour.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

this is a beautiful house. the workmanship and details are stunning. The central staircase is a wonder and worth the visit alone. The guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the tour. There are not many rooms you can visit but still it is a good slice of what times were like back then. With the visit and cost of... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I loved the house and the staircase . Saw the house on TV years ago and always wanted to see it. Loved the tour and tour guide was very informative. Loved the history about the family that lived there.

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It was a great introduction to Old Charleston and it's history. We enjoyed hearing about the folks who lived there and wondering how they managed without a/c!

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GEORGIA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We ducked in here the day before to get out of a rain shower, and decided to return for the full tour. It was well worth it. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer the many question that were asked of her. Great to see old houses like this are being preserved and open to the... More

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texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

well done restoration of a Charleston treasure....enjoyed the tour..interpreter was well versed in the details of the house

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Stamford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This old mansion is very well preserved with many elegant details. Our tour guide was excellent and took the time to answer every question after explaining how every room was used by the original owners. Many rooms have period furniture and the circular staircase is a must-see.

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New Jersey
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited the Nathaniel Russell House last week and the home was beautiful. We were lucky enough to have " Martine " as our guide. Martine is extremely knowledgeable about all of the history of the home as well as the history of Charleston. We loved listening to her (and her French accent) explaining the family dynamics, the restorations and... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The tour was a good length for us, neither too short nor too long. The fact that one can even tour a home such as this is something to appreciate. Learning about the original family and how they lived was very interesting. The architectural details were cool as well. The guide is a human being, yes it takes some effort... More

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