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Aiken-Rhett House

48 Elizabeth St, Charleston, SC 29403-6250
+1 843-723-1159
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The Aiken-Rhett House Museum, 48 Elizabeth Street, c. 1820, Is unique in many ways. For example, it remained in the hands of family descendents for 142 years until it was sold to The Charleston Museum and opened as a museum house in 1975. Historic Charleston Foundation purchased the house in 1995 and adopted a conservation approach to the interpretation of this important house and its outbuildings.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (236 reviews)
“own pace” (128 reviews)
“slave quarters” (283 reviews)
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48 Elizabeth St, Charleston, SC 29403-6250
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"audio tour"
in 236 reviews
"own pace"
in 128 reviews
"slave quarters"
in 283 reviews
"urban plantation"
in 62 reviews
"self guided"
in 73 reviews
"wall paper"
in 21 reviews
"original wallpaper"
in 18 reviews
"original state"
in 33 reviews
"art gallery"
in 20 reviews
"preserved home"
in 22 reviews
"historic charleston foundation"
in 25 reviews
"combo ticket"
in 31 reviews
"step back in time"
in 28 reviews
"pre civil war"
in 13 reviews
"answer questions"
in 22 reviews
"take your time"
in 14 reviews
"visitor's center"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were glad to have visited Aiken-Rhett House in addition to Nathaniel Russell House, as advertised the two houses were very good demonstrations of historic preservation versus reconstruction and for sharing the stories of two different families. The well-preserved slave quarters were particularly compelling, and...More

Thank Michelle T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This house is perfectly imperfect. The audio tour lets you pause and look as long as long as you like, or go back if you missed something. Well worth the admission fee and an even better value if you purchase the combo ticket for this...More

Thank sushay
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On the north side of the historic district, near Marion Square, the Charleston Museum, the aquarium, and Fort Sumter tours, this is the only historic house with a self-guided audio tour. The house, unlike the others, shows the home in its current state -- the...More

Thank yalibrarian
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I understand that is it a restored not renovated house but crumbling ceilings, walls and furniture plus shredded upholstery is more than I care to pay money for to visit.

Thank client1211
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was fascinating to see a house in its unrestored state. Original furnishings and artwork remain as do the kitchen house, carriage house, and exterior brick walls which surround the property.

Thank Jerry C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As a resident of Charleston, this house was one we had not visited in all our years of living here. I am glad we decided to check it out. It is a lovely representation of Historical Charleston. I have added it to the "must see"...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

From a student Amy J.: Aiken-Rhett house was creepy. It had marks all over the walls. The wagons that gone with the horses were super cool. I had like the kitchen but the floor board were creepy. The porch was leaning. I saw some gold....More

Thank MissMcCall
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This home is such an awesome experience. Seeing the home in it’s preserved state really helps you to understand what life was like back in the 1800s. The audio tour really made me understand so much about the life back then as well as the...More

Thank Shirley R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think it's personal preference but I enjoyed the preservation of Aiken-Rhett House over the restored Nathaniel House but both are a must-do. It was really interesting to see one preserved and one restored - the winding staircase at NH is amazing! I really enjoyed...More

Thank Renee A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fascinating to see the design of the house from the interior. The house has not been restored or renovated, with the exception of the art gallery, but a few digital reconstructions show just how beautiful this place must have once been.

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Ryan H
29 March 2017|
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Response from Kristen H | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple houses that have joint offers. The Aiken-Rhett House allows you to buy a joint ticket with the Natheniel Russell House. You can the ticket at either house the day of.
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