Nathaniel Russell House, Charleston

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History Museum · Historic Site
Experience all the grandeur of the city that was once among the most prosperous in the Western Hemisphere at Nathaniel Russell House. In the early 19th century, Charleston was a bustling trade hub, and the place where the merchant Nathaniel Russell made his fortune. His house is a masterfully restored gem of neoclassical, Adamesque architecture. Take in the lavish period decorations and furniture, hand-picked to best represent the original splendor of this historic house. Admire the famous three-story, floating spiral staircase--a masterpiece of interior design, even by today’s standards. Guided tours are available, but bear in mind that taking photos inside the house is not permitted. Using our international travel planner, Charleston attractions like Nathaniel Russell House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We went to several house tours but the Nathaniel Russell House was my favorite. The tour host was very knowledgeable. The home is decorated with period pieces and has a lot of unusual wall paint...  more »
  • This is a favorite of ours when visiting Charleston. It's beautiful inside with such a rich history. Our curator was a bit hard to understand because of her strong dialect but the enthusiasm that...  more »
  • We had a blast here and loved the audio walk along. Price was 12 a person and totally worth it. If you aren't into history, then you may be bored. Like my 7 year old, I wouldn't have been there as long if he was there. My girls would have enjoyed it. But they are older. A lot of extra stories on the audio too.
  • The Nathaniel Russell House on Meeting Street in Charleston is a beautiful historic house and garden area. The architecture of the house and the preservation of the house is great. When given the opportunity to take a tour of the property the docents are very knowledgeable and able to answer all of the questions that you have. This house is a memorable experience.

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