Fodor's Expert Review Nathaniel Russell House Museum

South of Broad House/Mansion/Villa Fodor's Choice

One of the nation's finest examples of Federal-style architecture, the Nathaniel Russell House was built in 1808 and has been 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.

House/Mansion/Villa Museum/Gallery Historic District/Site Historical Fodor's Choice Silversea Cruise

Quick Facts

51 Meeting St.
Charleston, South Carolina  29401, USA

843-724–8481

www.historiccharleston.org/house-museums

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $12; $18 with admission to Aiken-Rhett House Museum, $12, combination ticket with Aiken-Rhett House Museum $18

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