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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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Charleston
Coastal & Islands
51 Meeting ST,
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-8481
Info & Amenities
Location
I-26 E. to Meeting St. exit. Follow Meeting St. S. across Broad and Tradd Sts. Nathaniel Russell is in the next block of Meeting.
Admission
Tickets are $12. Visit both the Nathaniel Russell House and the Aiken-Rhett 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
Days and Hours of Operation
M-Sa 10am-5pm; Su 2-5pm; last tour @ 4:30pm
Days and Holidays Closed
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day
Visa/Master Card
Yes
American Express Card
Yes
Discover Card
Yes
Discounts
Members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation