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Nathaniel Russell House, Charleston

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Historic Site
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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TripAdvisor
  • This was a great home tour with an interesting guide. I prefer real guides to audio self-guided tours. The staircase is gorgeous, and the rooms are historically accurate. It's fun to imagine the famil...  more »
  • If you don't have time to make it to a plantation a visit to this house is nice. It allows you to see inside one of these beautiful historic Charleston homes!  more »
  • Our tour group was large but the docent kept us moving and was quite interesting. I could tell she loved what she did. She was very knowledgeable of the house, family and Charleston.  more »
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  • Went here for my child's field trip. It was really great!
  • This was a very informative tour. We thoroughly enjoyed it
  • Worth stopping through to see, especially if you buy your ticket in conjunction with the Aiken-Rhett house. Tour was fairly short.
  • Gorgeous building. Amazing Staff.
  • 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.