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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 via mobile

The tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was very interesting learning the history of the family and the house. The staircase was interesting and the garden was beautiful.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were not sure if we wanted to do the house tour? We were all so glad we did afterwards! The house is beautiful, the foundation is trying hard and did a great job preserved every details to perfection, staircase, doors, carpet, wall paints...... Tour...More

Thank Frances Q
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited all homes on the Heritage Passport. This was by far our favorite. The docent was excellent. I don't recall her name, but she encouraged us to ask questions and several including myself did in our group.

Thank springtx249
Reviewed 6 days ago

This home is mostly restored and shows how beautiful the house was in the early 1800s. A ticket to tour this home and the Aiken-Rhett House can be purchased for a discounted price for an interesting contrast. The Aiken-Rhett has not been restored.

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside it is a confusing and unpleasant structure, but that was the original design, not the result of restoration. The narrated tour lasted about 30 minutes and we learned quite a bit of history. Not sure we would recommend unless you are really...More

Thank dennis w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so wonderful to see an old mansion returned to very close to the original grandeur. Not only is the home beautiful but the gardens are as well.

Thank JWL5B9
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to pay for the tour through this lovely home and we were not disappointed. It has beautiful furnishings and an amazing staircase that is built in mid air. The docent was very informative. The gardens were blooming slightly and we were all impressed...More

Thank Noreen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully restored home. Great history lesson on one of the many wealthy families of Charleston. The stair case was breath taking, but everything we saw was beautiful and interesting. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed listening to her share the history of...More

Thank Leasa N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five of us visited the Russell house at the recommendation of a lady working at the Charleston Historic Foundation. The home was nicely furnished and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The grounds are lovely as well.

Thank nsudek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I saw 5 of the 6 homes available to tour and this was hands down my favorite. A unique floor plan, beautifully restored and that incredible staircase made this a winner. The wood working, trim, fauz and real paint all add to the beauty. It...More

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