Nathaniel Russell House, Charleston

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Nathaniel Russell House, Charleston - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 51 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401, United States

Phone: +1-8437248481

Ticket Price: 18 USD

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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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  • Perhaps the finest example of Federal on display in the country. An Elegant free flying spiral staircase is cantilevered three floors. Beautiful gardens and the tour starts in the old kitchen house.

  • My favorite of all Charleston homes this is definitely the most beautiful inside and out. It has been fully restored and look as though the Russel family could walk in at any time! From the breathtaking winding staircase to the beautiful drawing room with views of Meeting street if you plan on going to a historic home while I'm Charleston this should be the one!

  • So worth the time to visit. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was relaxed and friendly and informative. The house is lovely and well furnished.

  • This is one of the most beautiful historical homes I have ever been in. The home was restored to how it would look for a wealthy family in the early 1800's. The tour guide, Joy, was wonderful. I would recommend this place to all.

  • Tour guides take you through. Whole house is air conditioned. You can purchase combo ticket for a little extra for Aiken-Rhett house. I recommend going to Aiken-Rhett first in the cool morning hours and finishing with Nathaniel Russell house when it gets warmer.

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