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Nathaniel Russell House

51 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2536
+1 843-724-8481
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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 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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51 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401-2536
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and her unique observations truly enhanced the tour. The house speaks for itself...a Neoclassic gem with a marvelous spiral staircase that defies modern design. A wonderful trip back in time!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best historical tours we've experienced. The presentation by Louise (I think - french lady) reflected her love of the house and those who invest the time to learn about Charleston and it's history. The restoration is centered upon the true,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour of the Nathaniel Russell Home is worth the time and money. The house itself is beautiful and offers a true window into history. The tour guide, Alice was charming and knowledgeable about the house and the people who once occupied it. If you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of the many historical homes in Charleston, this tour is one of the best. An in-depth tour that not only discusses the architecture of the home, but also shares information of the culture that built the home, including slavery, as well as the story of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nathaniel house has a deal with two other historic properties where you can get a discount if you pay to go in all 3 properties. If you like tours, it's a great deal. We had a terrific docent and we got to see 2...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one the best house museums in Charleston. Rooms and furniture were very beautiful. The highlights were the oval dining room and amazing staircase going all the way up to the top floor. Moreover, our tour guide was very professional and there were quite...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charlston is steeped with history, there is so much to see by just walking around. The atmosphere is really good and the people are great, so friendly and full of wonderful southern charm, I love this city.

Thank Catherine H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This house and garden is so beautiful! The tour guide was the best we have ever seen- if you see one house, this is it!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really love this house. It is historically accurate, with period pieces and the decor (floor and walls) is restored to the 1808 condition. The woodwork and crown molding upstairs are beautiful. The gardens are also lovely. The staircase is breathtaking. It’s also cool that...More

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful old house. The historic preservation society has done a remarkable job restoring the house. From removing over 20 coats of thick interior paint to having period rugs manufactured in England. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun. It was an...More

Thank Steven H
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MAWMOM
27 February 2018|
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Response from DL P | 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
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miragolden
17 October 2017|
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