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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 yesterday via mobile

We loved taking a step back in time and touring the house. Sparsely decorated to give you an idea of life in the 1800's in Charleston. We enjoyed the stories told by the docent as we walked up a set of stairs to give us...More

Thank laci729
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Nathaniel Russell House has a mission of restoration. It is meant to look as if the family just stepped away. It has a beautiful walled garden, a floating staircase (engineering genius!), faux painted doors and molding, gorgeous period furnishings and an informative tour. Our...More

Thank M0ther_of_5
Reviewed 4 days ago

A bit pricey & overrated as you could only see a few rooms. Basically you’re paying for a picture of the grand staircase

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

$12 a person was a bit steep and there wasn't much to see. The guide was knowledgeable and the stair case is beautiful. I was lured in by the beautiful gardens but you don't have to pay to see those.

Thank natsned
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As visiting Brits, based on descriptions given by a walking tour guide and the tourist leaflets we expected more. It is a very nice house indeed, and would be worth a visit even in the UK. But it noway compares with, say, a comparable English...More

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful house and grounds, but the house itself, aside from the floating staircase, is not that interesting. Very little furniture remains and there are no personal effects. In a mansion of this size, it is a tragedy that you see only three or four rooms....More

Thank Sandi R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The floating staircase stole the show but so many other details put into restoring the house make it worth the visit!

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the handsomest Federal houses in America, with lovely grounds and superb furnishings. Excellent guided tours.

Thank FWhiteIII
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in to take the tour and enjoy the gardens on a hot Sunday. The your guide was very knowledgable and told a great story of the home and its family. Fun tour - I would recommend it.

Thank SuzKMo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful home and a great history. The tour shows you around the house and tells you a bit about the family. Really nice home

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