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Nathaniel Russell House

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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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A must see!

Really great tour guides make this an interesting place to see, amazing architecture and furnishings

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Lake Lure, North Carolina, United States

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Lake Lure, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Really great tour guides make this an interesting place to see, amazing architecture and furnishings

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had four people in our group, two adults and two children, 18 and 14. The house was beautiful and a guided tour was provided, but I thought the $42 price for all four of us was on the pricey side. Total time spent in the house was less than an hour.

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful historical visit. The tour guide was phenomenal pointing out lots of interesting facts. Tour was about 45 minutes all of which was standing. Cost was $12 per adult. We definitely came away with an appreciation for lifestyle of the Russell family

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful home built in 1808 by a Rhode Island born merchant who settled in Charleston; now renovated to its original state (but for one room still in progress). Tour was led by a knowledgeable guide and home was comfortably air-conditioned.

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The elliptical, cantilevered staircase is exceptional and memorable. Elegant doesn't begin to describe the architecture, finishes and objects. As the very knowledgeable and friendly docent explained, the home was intended to display wealth. We purchased combination tickets for this house and for the Aiken house, which was quite different. The tickets are not inexpensive but the restoration and maintenance are... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Our guide was very passionate and knowledgeable about the tour and home. This tour made you appreciate all of the effort and upkeep of the Nathaniel Russell House - for me this was a must see in Charleston.

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Bethesda, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We very much enjoyed seeing the Nathaniel Russell house. The house itself is beautiful and finished with period-appropriate furniture (latest is 1832, the date that the Widow Russell passed away). Taking the tour gives one an appreciation for the prominence of Charleston in the 19th Century economy. Docents were friendly and well informed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The cost is $12 per person but military get in for free every July. Docents did a great job. Location on beautiful South of Broad location. We loved Charleston and as a history buff I got a lot out of it. A/C was a blessing!!

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Took the tour which lasted about 40 minutes and was very informative about the history of the house and the family that built it. The staircase is the showpiece of the tour. You are not allowed to climb the stairs but go up a back stairway and can observe it from above. The furniture pieces that have been added are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you are in town this is one of the places to see.The docents are ready for any question. Be sure you see the times of operations, special if you are planing to visit more places the same day. Some time the tours take longer.

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Additional Information about Nathaniel Russell House

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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