Nathaniel Russell House, Charleston

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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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  • The guides are very knowledgable and friendly. The house is beautiful. Love the history and the stairway is amazing 
    The guides are very knowledgable and friendly. The house is beautiful. Love the history and the stairway is amazing  more »
  • If you have time for only one historic home tour while visiting Charleston this is the one to see. Beautiful restored and historically informative. 
    If you have time for only one historic home tour while visiting Charleston this is the one to see. Beautiful restored and historically informative.  more »
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  • Wonderful historical home and had an excellent tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable about the different architectural styles used throughout the home and the preservation processes they are using to restore the home. Highly recommend visiting and taking a guided tour. We stopped by first thing Sunday morning when they opened after a morning walk exploring the lower broad street area and battery park. Gorgeous homes in the entire area.
  • Historical home that has been restored. We had a guide take us through but theres also a self guided option. Very elaborate furnishings typical of the time period. The attention to detail that was done when the house was built was amazing.

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