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The Aiken-Rhett House Museum, 48 Elizabeth Street, c. 1820, Is unique in many ways. For example, it remained in the hands of family descendents for 142 years until it was sold to The Charleston Museum and opened as a museum house in 1975. Historic...more
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Reviewed yesterday

Built 1820. This house looks nice from the outside but once you get inside you see it’s kept in it original ruined-unrestored state. It’s a bit hot in there also since no Air condition much of the house. Don’t miss their small but airconditioned art...More

Thank ephyfe
Reviewed yesterday

Liked being able to go at my own pace since the audio guide (included) can be paused at any time. Might be advisable to bring your own headphones as they provide ones that cover your ears and since it's hot, that can get unpleasant. Great...More

Thank adonia1485
Reviewed 2 days ago

I thought this tour was thoughtful and well planned. The home has not been restored to its former glory, but it has been preserved so you can see aspects of the home that have not changed since the 19th century. There is no air conditioning...More

Thank Troualy
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are a lover of history and/or architecture, you will enjoy the Aiken-Rhett House. Be forewarned, the house is not air conditioned, with the exception of the art gallery. In can get a bit steamy in the summer months. The tour includes an audio,...More

Thank Globetrotting420247
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am from the area originally and now live in New Orleans. I travel world wide and make extra time to view architecture wherever I go. I spend part of my life actually restoring 18th and 19th century buildings. This is one of the greats....More

Thank Banks M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read reviews about this house and had it listed as a maybe to see on my itinerary. It was pouring rain so that's when we made the decision to check this house out. Its so cool because they have not updated it and...More

Thank tamjomc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable and interesting tour although self guided with individual personal listening devices. The house is grand with original though sparse furnishings. This tour gave a real feel for the time period and the lifestyle of the period. It included servant quarters with history and...More

Thank rallen888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has is listed as "preserved" not restored, so its more like visiting ruins than touring a fancy mansion. I thought the audio tour was pretty good, although others in our group were less impressed. A lot of "imagine" this and that in it. They...More

1  Thank Dan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property is huge and you go into three buildings. This is an audio tour and the audio is very well done. This is a preserved property, not a restored one. This always makes me sad because I want to see the houses in all...More

1  Thank MurryG08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

House has not been restored and contains original furnishings and fixtures. Very nice guided audio tour, well worth the time.

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Jackie P
March 13, 2018|
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Response from LSD11 | Reviewed this property |
Allow an hour to visit each house. Parking is on-street for both houses.
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Ryan H
March 28, 2017|
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Response from Kristen H | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple houses that have joint offers. The Aiken-Rhett House allows you to buy a joint ticket with the Natheniel Russell House. You can the ticket at either house the day of.
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Gina H
November 18, 2015|
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