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Built in 1820 and expanded and remodeled by Gov. William Aiken Jr., this palatial town residence showcases city life in antebellum Charleston. Aiken and his wife traveled to Europe and bought magnificent crystal and bronze chandeliers, classical sculptures and paintings to furnish the house. Many of these objects still remain. The intact work yard is one of the nation's most complete and compelling examples of African-American urban life. Original outbuildings include the kitchens, slave quarters, stables, privies and garden follies. Historic Charleston Foundation offers an exciting audio tour of this historic property.
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Charleston
Coastal & Islands
48 Elizabeth ST,
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 723-1159
Info & Amenities
Location
I-26 E. to the Meeting St. exit. Travel S. On Meeting, turn left on John St., then left on Elizabeth St.
Admission
Tickets are $12. Visit both the Aiken-Rhett House and Nathaniel Russell House for $18. Children ages 6-16 are $5 and can visit both for $10. Children ages 5 and younger are free.
Checks Accepted
Yes
Civil War
Yes
Days and Hours of Operation
M-Sa 10am-5pm; Su 2-5pm. Last tour begins at 4:15pm.
Antique
Yes
Art
Yes
Days and Holidays Closed
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day
Visa/Master Card
Yes
Motorcoach Parking
Yes
American Express Card
Yes
Discover Card
Yes
Other Credit Cards
Apple pay
Discounts
$2 off for members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation