Nathaniel Russell House


Nathaniel Russell House

Seven. Nathaniel Russell House

51 Meeting Street (South of Broad)
CharlestonSC  29401
(843) 724-8481

Monday - Saturday 10:00a - 5:00p
Sunday:  2:00p - 5:00p

The Nathaniel Russell House was completed in 1808. It is a grand Federal style townhouse which was built for Nathaniel Russell, a Charleston merchant. One interesting feature in the house is a elliptical spiral staircase which ascends three floors. The Adamesque ornamentation of the fireplaces' mantles and cornices are among the most detailed in the city.

An exhibition in the original kitchen house highlights artifacts uncovered during archaeological investigations at the site—pottery sherds, beads, and part of a slave tag. These objects reveal the everyday duties performed by slaves and the spiritual beliefs of the enslaved men and women that maintained the grand townhouse.

Today, the interiors are restored to their original 1808 grandeur and surrounded by formal gardens.  

Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00a - 5:00 |  Sun 2:00p - 5:00p