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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
+1 843-724-8481
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm in love with this house. It's so beautiful that words cannot describe. Our guide was super and gave us a lot of information about the place, the furniture and the life in Old Charleston.

Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were lucky to visit one of the finest neoclassical residences in The United States on our trip to Charleston. This home is located in the beautiful historic section South of Broad St. From the front this house is no more distinguished than any other...More

Thank Linda V
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved this gorgeous home, but if you are the type that want all the nitty gritty details about the family whose home you are in, you are out of luck. That information has sadly been lost to history. But the home is gorgeous and...More

Thank Emilee M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This home is very impressive and we thoroughly enjoyed learning the history from our excellent docent. Of course the staircase is the centerpiece of the home but there is far more to see and learn here. Our guide shared interesting points about the paint restoration...More

Thank CharlottesMommy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited other historic homes in Charleston. Each is unique. Don't overlook the gardens while entering onto the property. The architecture and story of this home is not like the others. It was the right amount of furniture and displaying within the home to still...More

Thank Janelle_travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured this home over the weekend and it is beautiful. The spiral staircase is a wonder all on its own. What a great home and the Historic Preservation Society are doing a great job capturing the beauty of his home. Our guide was very...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like everyone, we wanted to see the spiral staircase. It is truly a special piece of engineering but that;s not the only reason to visit the NR House. The entry door is fabulous and the rooms are outfitted with period pieces. Make time to see...More

Thank RayGCincinnati_OH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this beautiful property and enjoyed it very much. The home has been lovingly and expertly restored over a great number of years. The guided tour was well presented with great care and detail. I would recommend for anyone interested in history. The home...More

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This house is beautiful, but our guide entirely ignored the enslaved people that supported the house. When asked about them, she became rather defensive and said, “well we don’t know anything.” It was extremely disappointing that such major aspect of the history was so discarded...More

2  Thank Lilith L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short thoughtful tour illuminating the live of the Southern gentry in the 1800's. The house itself is quite interesting and they've done a good job recreating it's original furnishings with accurate period pieces and finishes.

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