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Nathaniel Russell House, Charleston
(4.3/5 based on 1,300+ 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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  • Interesting restored home of former slave importer. The main staircase and some features are quite remarkable, if one can get past the down-played history of Mr. Russell. 
  • Toured the Russell house on our visit to Charleston to get a little more flavor of life in the city. Home and especially the gardens are well maintained. The tour was informative and lasted ~40 minute...  more »
  • Great tour guide who really made the tour! Only 4 of us in the group which was great and the tour guide answered all our questions. House was very interesting and I would love to be able to have a fur...  more »
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  • The tour was amazing and the guides were very informative. I was impressed with how they were able to provide context to help you understand the significance of the design choices and architecture of the house.
  • A beautifully kept house and full of history, the guided tour is full of information and well worth the price. If you go to charleston this is a must
  • Worth stopping through to see, especially if you buy your ticket in conjunction with the Aiken-Rhett house. Tour was fairly short.
  • Knowledgeable tour guide. Great structure on the house. Dissapointed in lack of original furniture...to 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. :)