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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 yesterday

The most historically accurate home in Charleston. The historians here have gone to great lengths to identify every detail of this home to restore it to it's original paint colors, tapestry, carpets, etc. The craftsmanship of this home is incredible, from the beautiful free floating...More

Thank writergirl28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at the NR house on my last trip to the Holy City. The preservationists are taking great care to restore this home to its former glory down to the original paint color in the rooms! The gold trim on many of the walls show...More

Thank BmoreGal7
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the first stops for me in the city and I am glad I started there since this house goes back to the early days of Charleston. Inside you will receive an informative tour about Charleston history and nathaniel Russell's family. The...More

Thank npodurushina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beautiful staircase is well worth seeing. The tour is quite extensive, longer than most of the other homes. The guide talked us through the restoration process extensively. This was interesting. Worth a visit.

Thank NarelleBee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour which lasted about an hour was given by a very knowledgeable docent who told the story of the former owners of the house. Each room had such wonderful furniture and antiques. Although the furniture was not original it represented the furniture that was...More

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the house museum I remember from a trip to Charleston in the mid-80s, and I had to see it again. It's still as perfect and historical as ever, and I was so happy to know that it will be a treasure forever. I...More

Thank MA9065
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We toured both Nathaniel Russell House Museum and Aiken-Rhett House Museum. We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the Nathaniel Russell House Museum. The personalization afforded by the tour guide made the experience better than the self-guided tour of the Aiken-Rhett House Museum. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The “hanging staircase”is an amazing site. Beautiful home Nd the guide was wonderful. Can’t remember her first her name but last name was Breen. She was a wonderful guide and taught us much history of the home as well as of Charleston. As some shared...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This home was interesting to tour especially if you are interested in the restoration process. There is not much known about Nathaniel Russell so the guide spoke mostly of the investigation of what the house would have looked like and how the house was restored....More

Thank AprilFool27
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our walking tour guide hyped it up quite a bit so we decided to check it out. The stairway is cool, but that's about it. The tour guide at the house was not great. Overall, we were fairly unimpressed.

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