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Nathaniel Russell House

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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...more
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51 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2536
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On a recent trip to Charleston, our group was given a guided tour of this painstakingly restored period home. It was the highlight of our tour of homes. I was very impressed by our guide who had a passion for telling the story of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a gorgeous old house that has been beautifully restored. It is absolutely worth a visit, and it pairs well with the Aiken-Rhett house, which offers a joint ticket. The tour is guided in timed groups, and it is full of interesting information about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This house has been meticulously restored and it is exquisite. It gives one a great sense of what it was like to live in Charleston in the early 1800’s. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We bought the combination ticket ($18pp) so that we could also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank packedlite
Reviewed 6 days ago

simply glorious mansion. learned much about family from exceptional guide. such luxury in historic charleston

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank myra r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour of the Nathaniel Russell House, it was reasonably priced for such a beautiful home. We opted for the audio tour which was great because you could go at your own pace. The house was tastefully decorated for Christmas, which is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't intended to tour this home, but strolled through the garden on an earlier city tour and just loved the outside, so had to go back and go inside. Very glad we did. It was a lovely self-guided tour, although they also offer tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mansion has been restored to what it was in its prime. Very interesting to see and imagine the life lived within its walls.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there on a Monday so I was expecting there would be less people. The only problem was that I was doing my self-guided tour right behind a big group with a guide, so I had to keep pausing my audio and waiting for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lama B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend had visited the Nathaniel Russell House during his first visit to Charleston and was eager to show me and his mom during our stay. It was a short walk from where we were staying (the John Rutledge House Inn), though it felt longer...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

We took the audio tour which was informative. The gardens are pretty and the house gives you an idea of what life would have been like for the rich in 18th century. I look forward to the next stage after they have filled in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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February 27, 2018|
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Response from 922dlp | Reviewed this property |
I would say about an hour and 15 minutes. The tour is about 40 minutes. The gardens are beautiful but small. You should not really need more than an 1/2 hr before or after the tour. We spent 1.5 hrs there, but we spent a few... More
October 16, 2017|
Response from Barbara W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Google it
April 30, 2016|
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Response from ShadowLass38 |
Thanks, Katie. My husband uses a chair to get around. Guess we would have to skip this one.
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Grand Haven, Michigan
need destination expert advice for itinerary (8 Replies)
Arriving on a Sat. late morning in October: Here's our rough itinerary for two days. could you tell me what to add? Sat: Aiken Rhett house after lunch. Is that better than Nathaniel Russell house? Visitors Center Old City Market Shopping on King St. dinner Sunday: Waterfront park St. Phillips attend church service at French Hueugonott church (have decendants that were) at 10:30 am lunch ? Walking tour 2-4 pm. (recommendations?) leave for next destination
September 19, 2015|
Response fromdoughnut_60|
Okay, I'm not an expert but I just couldn't stand not commenting. I may not be right, but my opinion is for such a short trip, I would skip the Visitor Center and the shopping on King Street. The Visitor Center has a lot of information, but you aren't going to be there long enough to use any of the info. And you can shop at home; why spend your precious short time in Charleston on shopping. I would take a carriage ride to get an overview of the HD, and then walk around on your own. The...More
Toronto, Canada
Am I trying to do too much? (10 Replies)
Hi all, My trip to Charleston is getting closer! I have a list of places and things to do but am wondering if I am trying to squeeze too much into a Wednesday evening through Sunday am time frame. And am worried I am leaving something important out. What I would like to visit includes: the Old Exchange and Provost Nathaniel Russell House the old Slave Mart Patiot’s Point Arthur Ravenael Bridge the City Market Rainbow Row Edmonston Alston Battery Point Aiken Rhett Kahal...More
October 25, 2018|
Response fromMikeStone29401|
You've got three full days - Thurs, Fri, Sat. Time to do all the "musts" you list. Do check the schedule for Synagogue KKBE, it's limited to mornings not Saturday, unless you want to attend service.
Portland, Oregon
Prioritizing Charleston Heritage pass sites (4 Replies)
We'll be in Charleston next Monday-Tuesday and plan to get the heritage pass. We want to do at least four of the sites, more if possible. We love history and beauty. How would you rank them? Comments are welcome. For those who aren't sure, these are the 9 sites included: Ashley River Historic District Drayton Hall Middleton Place Old and Historic District Aiken-Rhett House Edmondston-Alston House Gibbes Museum of Art Heyward Washington House Joseph Manigault House ...More
July 26, 2007|
Response fromSCBlossom|
Ashley River Historic District 1-Middleton Place 2-Drayton Hall Old and Historic District 1-Nathaniel Russell House 2-Edmondston-Alston House 3-Gibbes Museum of Art 4-Joseph Manigault House 5-Aiken-Rhett House 6-The Charleston Museum 7-Heyward Washington House The Heritage Pass is GREAT!