Nathaniel Russell House, Charleston

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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  • This is a gorgeous home, rich in history. Our concierge at the French Quarter Inn told us it was, in his view, the #1 property to see, and he was not wrong. The home was been beautifully restored and ...  more »
  • The Nathaniel Russell House is a great place to visit if you like to learn about life in early Charleston. They have done a lot of research into the way the House was painted and decorated in the 19th...  more »
  • Not really having a plan for our short stay in Charleston, we decided to check out the Nathaniel Russell House to get a little dosage of history. We learned not only about the family and the time peri...  more »
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  • 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 in Charleston this should be the one!
  • Loved the home! The tour gave a lot of good information for the era. The furnishings were era correct but most were not the owners from that time.
  • 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.
  • Beautifully preserved. Amazingly educational. Would definitely recommend taking the kids for an educational outing.
  • 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.

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