Nathaniel-Russell House 


Nathaniel-Russell House

The Nathaniel-Russell House was built in 1808 by Nathaniel Russell, one of Charleston’s wealthiest merchants. The antebellum townhouse is located in downtown Charleston a few blocks from the Battery. The Historic Charleston Foundation purchased the National Historic Landmark in 1955. The Foundation began restoring the house in 1995, and the interior now reflects the way it looked in the early 1800’s furnished with fine and decorative arts from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The house is best known for its “free-flying” staircase that spirals up three stories with no visible supports. When you visit, you will learn about the Russell family and the enslaved African Americans who were responsible for maintaining this antebellum townhouse. An exhibition in the original kitchen displays artifacts found during an archaeological dig on the site. After touring the house and kitchen, take a stroll through the formal gardens. Combo tickets can be purchased for the Aiken-Rhett House and the Nathaniel Russell House. Allow 2 hours to tour the house, kitchen, and gardens.



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Nathaniel-Russell House Hours and Admission


Hours:
Open Thursday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
Last tour begins at 4 pm

Nathaniel-Russell House Admission:
Adults (17+) $12
Child (6-16) $5
Children under 6 Free

Combo Admission for Aiken-Rhett House and 
Nathaniel Russell House
Adult combos $18
Child 6-16 combos $10


Nathaniel-Russell House Address and Map


Nathaniel-Russell House
51 Meeting St
Charleston SC 29401
(843) 723-1623
Nathaniel-Russell House Website


Current and Upcoming Events
at the Nathaniel-Russell House


What: Candlelight Tour at Nathaniel Russel House
When: Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18
Time: 6 pm, 6:30 pm and 7:00 pm  
Where: Nathaniel Russel House
Admission: $25 

Step back in time and witness the romantic light at the day’s end with the flicker of flame in this stately early 19th-century townhouse. Appreciate the challenges of life before modern lighting while experiencing the beautifully lit house adorned with illuminating holiday decor.

The 45-minute candlelight visits use LED candles for the safety of our guests, the house museum, and its collection.

Candlelight Tours at the Nathaniel Russell House are offered on December 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, and 18th at 6pm, 6:30pm and 7pm.


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