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Nathaniel Russell House

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Neighborhood: Charlestowne
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Address: 51 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2536
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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Beautiful

Beautiful. Cotton wallpaper, oval room, adamesque interior that I couldn't stop taking pictures of, antiques. The tour guide was great at delivering her knowledge. Great front... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful. Cotton wallpaper, oval room, adamesque interior that I couldn't stop taking pictures of, antiques. The tour guide was great at delivering her knowledge. Great front desk staff, clean, tidy, organized.

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White Hall, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not able to visit this house this year but I think entry to this house is included in your Middleton place ticket . It is like all Charleston houses uniquely authentic.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed visiting the house and learning more about the antebellum period of history for Charleston. Staircase was a particular highlight. Guide was interesting and could answer all our questions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love history and are always torn between seeing historical preservation and historical restoration. This is a beautiful restoration.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is in the process of being meticulously restored and the attention to detail shows. Our excellent tour guide was informative and enthusiastic, giving us insight into the lives of the wealthy in Charleston during the period the house was built.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house was lovely, the grounds were beautiful. The tour guide left a bit to be desired. He really disliked being asked a question and didn't appear to be comfortable if he was moved from his script. I would recommend a visit to this House, perhaps you'll get a more responsive docent.

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Bedford MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you're in Charleston you'll want to visit a couple of houses. Here's a tip: This is the one to visit. It's one of the most famous examples of Federalist (aka Greek Revival) architecture in the world, it has A/C, it has a small but lovely garden, and it's in a beautiful neighborhood to encourage further exploration. Docent-led tours are... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on Meeting Street, just a short walk from Battery Park, it's an insightful tour of a truly historic home that captures so much of Charleston's history & character.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The docent who led the tour of this historic home, owned and maintained by the Historic Charleston Foundation since 1955, had good command of the historic and architectural features of this centuries old home. She also had a nice sense of humor. For me, the tour also highlighted Charleston's ongoing efforts to maintain tourism as an economic engine by encouraging,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only private home tour in Charleston that has a/c. It's well worth the entrance fee. Private docents give a nice 30 minute your every 15 minutes or so. Beautiful interiors that have been meticulously restored.

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