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Nathaniel Russell House, Charleston

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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. With our world travel planner, Charleston attractions like Nathaniel Russell House can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This beautiful old hous is lovingly restored into a historic showcase. The tours are great. Seeing the original suspended staircase and original woodwork are worth the visit. 
  • We enjoyed the beauty of seeing this house and learning the history about the family. Amazing architecture influenced by the French. 
  • We walked a few blocks to get there and it opened at 10am just as we arrived. Tour was excellent with about 12 people and an enthusiastic guide. Rooms were amazing! They are still working on paint, re...  read more »
  • Knowledgeable tour guide. Great structure on the house. Dissapointed in lack of original see that go to the Aiken Rhett home. But it was very nice to see the restored home to view what it would have looked like at the time. If you buy this ticket u can then get half off at the Aiken Rhett house. Worth it
  • The Nathaniel Russell House is so gorgeous! The architecture is beautiful and history really feels alive there. Our tour guide, Suzanne, was obviously passionate about the home and the process of restoration. She was also very thorough with any question and made the group feel comfortable together. Definitely would recommend this experience to anyone who loves history and appreciates the early culture of Charleston. :)
  • The outside is very beautiful and is a great place to take pictures. I thought our tour guide was great. She was very knowledgeable about the house, and I could tell that she really loved and appreciated the house. She was kind and always made sure to answer everyone's questions. The house itself was breathtakingly beautiful. The highlight is the staircase. Every room is so different due to the whimsical structure of the house. You will learn a lot about the architecture and learn why this house is so unlike any other house you will visit in Charleston.
  • Guided tour of a beautifully restored, historic home. In and out of rooms, don't touch anything. There are very few museums in Charleston. A while you could take the tour...maybe just walk through the garden on your way to a nice restaurant.
  • The house was very nice, but the tour was fairly long and a bit boring. It was something that I feel like I could have gone through in about 10 minutes, but instead we had to go through it on a 45 minute tour. I don't think I would recommend the tour, but walking through the gardens and seeing a few small rooms are free, so I would probably recommend doing that instead.
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