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Nathaniel Russell House Museum

  • 51 Meeting St. Map It
  • South of Broad
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

One of the nation's finest examples of Federal-style architecture, the Nathaniel Russell House was built in 1808 and is restored to a 19th-century aesthetic. Its grand beauty is proof of the immense wealth Russell accumulated as one of the city's leading merchants. In addition to the famous "free-flying" staircase that spirals up three stories with no visible support, the ornate interior is distinguished by Charleston-made furniture as well as paintings and works on paper by well-known American and European artists, including Henry Benbridge, Samuel F. B. Morse, and George Romney. The extensive formal garden is worth a leisurely stroll.

Sight Information


51 Meeting St., Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $10; $16 with admission to Aiken-Rhett House Museum
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 2–5

Published 07/23/2015


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