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Nathaniel Russell House

51 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401 (Charlestowne)
+1 843-724-8481
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Ranked #18 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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texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Very nice home. Quick tour. Tour guide was very informative. I wish more of thé house was viewable, but all in all, a nice tour of a historic home.

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Marietta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Very beautifully restored "town" home in Charleston, South Carolina. Knowledgeable guide who not only knew the home and family history but also the amount of historical research, conservation, and restoration needed.

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California, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent tour guide who shared her knowledge of the history, family experiences and architecture of this beautiful mansion.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We toured the Nathaniel Russell House on a quiet Tuesday morning in early September. The group we toured with was small (only 7 of us) so the guide was able to talk so we could all hear and also answer all our questions and give us plenty of time to look around each room. She was very knowledgeable and had... More

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Osteen, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Re-live how it was in the 1800-1900. Charming and the tour guide was knowledge. Period furniture was on display and extermely interesting. Glad we went.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful historic home. You really get a sense of a certain time and place in history. Loved the tour. Truly enjoyable.

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