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“One house not to miss!”

Nathaniel Russell House
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$26.00*
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Historic Carriage Tour of Charleston
Ranked #18 of 245 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 1, 2014

This home has been undergoing restoration for the past 12 years in order to bring it back to the early 1800's when the Russells lived in the house. The free-standing spiral staircase winds in an oval from the hall to the third floor. The furnishings, while not original to the house, would make fans of the Antiques Road Show green with envy.

Thank macman1940
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Interesting look at historical period home. Circular staircase with no visible support is quite amazing

Thank Ronny K
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Wonderful house with a great tour. Learned much about the wealthy Charleston family and the history of the house and Charleston. Only takes an hour.

Thank GoDuke_78
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We visited the house on a Sunday afternoon in April on a packed tour. The house is an amazing piece of Charleston history, and should be seen if for its rich history. The tour guide we had seemed uneven and her delivery and talking points about the home was somewhat disjointed as we travelled from room to room. She seemed to loose her place and "jump back in" as she went along.The individual tour group was too large and these big groups crossed each other moving thru the house. It felt a bit rushed and was too packed to move and look at much at times.

Thank jblb0515
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

I do not get the fascination with old houses. If they were cool we would still built them this way. I went because my wife watches enough Home and Garden TV to choke a horse. This house seemed the best based on reviews.

It has been restored but it wasn't enough to interest me. Pass.

Thank T2Y
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