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Nathaniel Russell House

nathaniel russell house

The Nathaniel Russell House is one of American’s most well-known neoclassic houses. Located in Charleston, SC, you can tour the house with a guide for a nominal fee. While I wouldn’t recommend the regular tour for families with small children, my husband and I did find the house very interesting as adults. The museum does offer a Children’s Discovery Tour to help bring the house alive for smaller visitors.

One of the most significant features of the house is the “floating stairway”. Also, much of the house has remarkably stayed intact making it possible to see much of the original flooring and accurate reproductions of the faux painting decorations that originally ornamented the house. The furniture is purchased from the time period and arranged to mimic the original settings in the house and the house does contain an original chair.

Hours of the Nathaniel Russell House:

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 2 pm – 5 pm

Admission Fees at the Nathaniel Russell House

$10 adults, $5 children (6-16), Free for children under 6

Location of the Nathaniel Russell House

51 Meeting Street

Last tour begins at 4:30 pm, it takes approximately 30 minutes to tour the house. You cannot tour the house without going on the official tour.

If you choose not to tour the home, you can still explore the period gardens and walk in the house’s shop for free.

No photography is allowed in the house.

Nathaniel Russell House website