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Nathaniel Russell House

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Neighborhood: Charlestowne
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Address: 51 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-724-8481
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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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It was nice to get out of the heat and tour this mansion. The tour guide was awesome and the history was fascinating. The tour was the perfect length- about 35 minutes.

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Checotah, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was nice to get out of the heat and tour this mansion. The tour guide was awesome and the history was fascinating. The tour was the perfect length- about 35 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a tour of this house which was very informative & interesting of life in early Charleston. It was also a nice way to cool down from the excessive summer heat

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful home do rich with history! Thoroughly enjoyed hearing the history of the families who have called this amazing building home!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The paint and overall restoration of the home is amazing. The furniture and antiques were wonderful.

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a Restored residence (vs Preserved), and boasts one of the few extant free-standing spiral staircases from this period. In addition, painstaking architectural archaeology has been performed to restore original pigments and materials wherever possible. Remarkable antiques furnish the rooms, and one can imagine being an honored guest at THE society soiree of the year in this wonderful home.... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Nathaniel Russell House. Our tour guide was friendly and enthusiastic in sharing information about the family, architecture and history surrounding the house. I thought that the balance of information was perfect and the tour time was just right. There is ongoing research about paint colors and furnishings, so I look forward to another... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful home and the foundation has done an excellent restoration. The tour focused largely on the pieces of furniture in the home, rather than the history and function of the rooms for the people who would have lived there. I would have preferred more focus on the family / life / history aspect, than the information about each piece of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The house had some beautiful architectural details and I really liked the room that had slave history with some of the badges and buttons found that they actually wore plus other items and facts of interest. It made up for the furnishings not being original. I do think it probably is difficult to find original furnishings from that era. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed touring this historic home. We have seen unrestored homes, but this was a nice restored home. (or in the process of restoring) A lot of history here and I loved that they are still trying to uncover what exactly the home looked like and how it was decorated. Our tour guide was pleasant and gave a nice informational... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly I was disapointed that the thirdfloor is closed to visitors so it is not possible to get the picture of the staircase which is presented in all promotional materials. You are able to get a picture of the stair case from the first floor looking up but this is no where near as picturesque. Seeing as this is the... More 

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