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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  • House has been restored to original glory, and fun to feel their excitement of the original glory. Has fascinating features and beautiful furniture. Story of the house tells a lot of the story of Char...  more »
  • Not as big or fancy as Calhoun House, but very stylish, in my opinion. One can take pictures here. Interesting staircase. Very knowledgeable guide.  more »
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  • We had a blast here and loved the audio walk along. Price was 12 a person and totally worth it. If you aren't into history, then you may be bored. Like my 7 year old, I wouldn't have been there as long if he was there. My girls would have enjoyed it. But they are older. A lot of extra stories on the audio too.
  • The Nathaniel Russell House on Meeting Street in Charleston is a beautiful historic house and garden area. The architecture of the house and the preservation of the house is great. When given the opportunity to take a tour of the property the docents are very knowledgeable and able to answer all of the questions that you have. This house is a memorable experience.
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