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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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"floating staircase"
in 67 reviews
"beautiful home"
in 101 reviews
"amazing staircase"
in 17 reviews
"federal style"
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"three story"
in 21 reviews
"our tour guide"
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"period furniture"
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"historical home"
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"historical society"
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"home tour"
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"nice tour"
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"combo ticket"
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"minute tour"
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"historic charleston"
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"slave quarters"
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"beautiful gardens"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This house had so much history and charm. The intricate details were just amazing. Our tour guide did a great job covering all the history in such a short amount of time. Wonderful house tour

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were so glad that we visited the Nathaniel Russell House. The staircase was just as fabulous as was advertised, but really the whole house was beautiful to see and our tour guide was very informative. It was a great way to get a feel...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful home and the staircase is spectacular. The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about this home.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was just one of the historic homes we visited on our first weekend in Charleston. We are so glad this one was chosen after it was recommended so highly by some of our walking tour guides. The home is absolutely stunning, from the architecture...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

One enters the house through the garden. The house is beautifully maintained and the free hanging three story staircase is spectacular. Interesting history and lovely rooms

Thank Sebastian3962
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From a student Destiny L.: I like how they put it like a house. I like how they tell us to follow them to where we post to be at. I like how the bed look. And I like how clean it is. I like...More

Thank MissMcCall
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nathaniel Russel Historic House Charleston Great house with even greater history within... This historic house was our only stop-among many ones-in our long time planned and cherished Gastrotour around Charleston and southeastern USA coastal areas. After Savannah we were in Charleston, conveniently staying at the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to visit this house after our tour with Charleston Footprints (highly recommend). This home tour was just ok. Only one piece of original furniture and wasn’t really worth the $13 per person price. The best part was seeing the floating...More

Thank jpendy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nathaniel Russell house is most known for its freestanding circular staircase, and while it's beautiful, it wasn't the highlight of this avant garde house for me. Instead, I was surprised to find an original George Romney portrait, Mary Rutledge Smith & Son Edward. Anyone...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous home, rich in history. Our concierge at the French Quarter Inn told us it was, in his view, the #1 property to see, and he was not wrong. The home was been beautifully restored and decorated with period appropriate furnishings. The...More

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