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Aiken-Rhett House: Tours & Tickets

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The Aiken-Rhett House (c. 1820) is one of the best-preserved townhouse complexes in the nation. Vastly expanded by Governor and Mrs. William Aiken, Jr. in the 1830s and again in the 1850s, the house and its outbuildings include a kitchen, the...more
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48 Elizabeth St, Charleston, SC 29403-6250
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My husband prefers restored homes, but I appreciated this preserved home, as well. The audio tour was extremely informative, enabling us to understand the lives of the enslaved as well as the owners.
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Wandering around the preserved but unrestored mansion and slave quarters gives you a true picture of what life must of have like. A nice foil to the restored Nathaniel Russell House. See AR if you only have time to do one.
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The audio tour was informative, engaging, and well paced. The descriptions of the lives of slaves who had lived there were heartbreaking and thought-provoking. The focus on the distinction between restoration and preservation was explained clearly with multiple examples. Our
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This house was preserved in the state it was in (disrepair) instead of restored to a specific time period. They give you an audio tour that they say takes 45 minutes but it took us more than 75 mins and we were almost late to our next event. It was interesting though and lots of
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We had a one hour self guided tour with the audio headset and it was great! Very well done with lots of information on the home and the slaves. There are a few pieces of furniture inside and some art work in the gallery. They are preserving the house instead of restoring it,
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