Nathaniel Russell House

51 Meeting ST
Charleston, SC 29401


Since 1808, visitors have admired the grand Federal townhouse of Charleston merchant Nathaniel Russell. Set amid spacious formal gardens, the Nathaniel Russell House is a National Historic Landmark and is widely recognized as one of America’s most important neoclassical dwellings. The graceful interior with elaborate plasterwork ornamentation, geometrically shaped rooms and a magnificent free-flying staircase are among the most exuberant ever created in early America. Today the Nathaniel Russell House interprets the lives of the Russell family, as well as the African American slaves and artisans who were responsible for maintaining one of the South’s grandest antebellum townhouses.

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51 Meeting ST
Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843-724-8481
Fax: 843-805-6732


  • Admission : Tickets are $10. Visit both the Nathaniel Russell House and the Aiken-Rhett House for $16. Children ages 6-16 are $5 and can visit both for $10. Children ages 5 and younger are free.
  • Days and Hours of Operation : M-Sa 10am-5pm, Su 2-5pm, last tour @ 4:30pm
  • Days and Holidays Closed : Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day
  • Checks Accepted
  • Visa/Master Card
  • American Express Card
  • Discover Card
  • Discounts : Members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation