Nathaniel Russell House

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 51 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401, United States, 29401
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8437248481
  • Fax: +1-8435772067
  • Ticket Price: 18 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fountain, Heritage Building, Social, Arts, Museums

Nathaniel Russell House - Review

This is one of the oldest houses of the city that was the residence of a Rhode Island merchant named Nathaniel Russell and his wife. They sold off the house to the Pelzer family who further sold it to the State in the earliest part of the 20th century. This house now serves as the location of quite a few important state offices as well as a public museum opened for regular tours.

The house is an Adamesque building of the Charleston origin and is completely built in a Neo classical design of architecture. The lovely outer walls say a lot about the even more beautiful interiors. The variations in the interior designs will leave you spellbound completely. The first floor is rectangular in shape and the second is oval while the third floor has perfect square dimensions. In spite of such variations inside the exterior does not show anything. Apart from this the blue color of the living room looks amazing, the second floor has a lovely drawing room where all the ladies of the house used to gather after dinner and the top floor has a withdrawal room.

The outside of the building has a green lawn with a fountain and bench also for rest. The most remarkable part of the house though is the spiral staircase and the hanging balcony. The whole mansion is kept very well maintained and also declared as a National Heritage Property. The house has also been awarded the “Best Landmark of the City”.

Nathaniel Russell House Information

  • The additional attractions are the old photographs that have been hanging on the walls since the 19th century.
  • $10 (6-2 years)
  • Free (below 6 years)

How To reach Nathaniel Russell House by Public Transport

  • Bus numbers 201, 211 till Meeting Street

Restaurants Near Nathaniel Russell House

  • Husk
  • McCrady’s
  • Magnolias
  • Poogan’s Porch
  • TBonz gill & Grill
  • A.W. Shuck’s seafood Restaurant
  • Lowcountry Bistro

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  • Nathaniel Russell House Address: 51 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401, United States, 29401
  • Nathaniel Russell House Contact Number: +1-8437248481
  • Nathaniel Russell House Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Nathaniel Russell House Price: 18 USD
  • Best time to visit Nathaniel Russell House(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nathaniel Russell House: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 70.5% of people who visit Charleston include Nathaniel Russell House in their plan

  • 44.71% of people start their Nathaniel Russell House visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nathaniel Russell House

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People normally club together Old Slave Mart Museum and Calhoun Mansion while planning their visit to Nathaniel Russell House.

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  • This is our favorite home we've toured so far! The guides were exceptionally personable and down to earth. They shared in great detail what had gone into restoring the home which is a process that continues to this day. The home is uncluttered such that you can enjoy the beautiful architectural uniqueness that it holds. The staircase is absolutely breathtaking! It was also fun to sit and enjoy the gardens.

  • This was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Charleston. We were unsure what to expect (I had no clue at all, as my wife bought tickets and only said we were going to some house tour). The docent was clearly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the whole place. We learned a lot about early Charleston history, architecture, and decor. Highly recommended if you are into this sort of thing. Leave the teenagers at the hotel pool. They won't dig it as much.

  • Definitely a must see home if you are visiting houses in downtown Charleston. Built by one of the wealthiest men in Charleston at the time.....early 1800's. It is truly a time capsule for how the wealthy lived in that era. Since the house is on the National Historical Landmark the staff is very informed about the home, and are very happy to answer questions about the house. It is located towards the end of Meeting Street which makes the home is to find, and around other attractions.

  • The garden and the house was beautiful...it was really nice to see the tour guide be passionate about their jobs. They were very knowledgeable, so polite, and made everyone feel welcome. Plus, they always included every member of the tour group. Only down fall to this beautiful house was the owner made a lot of his wealth off of the slavery trade. Kind of sad history to know how some of the historical people in the city made their wealth. Very good price, especially if you get the 2 house package which includes the Aiken-Rhett home 30 minutes north. Spend a day in downtown, you'll enjoy the history.

  • Guided tour of the house. The house has been refurbished to what it would have looked like. Very interesting history. A great look at Charleston history. Pair with the Aiken Rhett house tour for a discount.

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