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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“own pace” (128 reviews)
“slave quarters” (275 reviews)
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48 Elizabeth St, Charleston, SC 29403-6250
+1 843-723-1159
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

Not as beautiful as the more elegant Federal Nathaniel Russell house masterpiece or the wonderful Edmondston-Allston house facing the water on the East Battery where the Ashley and Cooper rivers come together to give the world the Atlantic ocean, this house museum is still very...More

1  Thank FWhiteIII
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Enjoyed experiencing this once grand historic property with living quarters for the family and the urban slaves. Audio tour.

Thank bayoupots
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We spent a few hours here last week. The tour itself is an audio tour, which worked out great since the house is pretty large. You can view the house, slave quarters and carriage house. The music on the audio tour was really great --...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Not too expensive admission, very fascinating as the house has not been rerstored so you can see it in a lot of its original state.

Thank LesJoEllen
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Beautiful, southern house. The audio tour (included in the price) is clear and extensive, music and noises help to get in the mood. The contrast between the slave quarters and the house is striking. Only thing that I regret: the house is not renovated. I...More

1  Thank Ana Clara B
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Seeing a preserved - as opposed to a restored - house, is definitely something you should do. It's quite interesting to see and definitely different than a typical "old house".

2  Thank PhillyTraveler49
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We enjoyed a self guided audio tour of this home. We learned a lot about the history of Charleston during this tour. The home is not renovated or refurbished, so you are seeing what was many years ago...

2  Thank Suzi O
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I can't believe someone lived here till the 1970's in the condition it is in, which is original with no restoration. Its spooky... but so interesting. I love that the whole house is open for the tour and you can take pictures. Lots of history...More

1  Thank Nancy1313
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The house is preserved..not restored and it is incredible! I love that you ring the door bell and are welcomed to the home. The self guided tour allows you to take your time to enjoy all of the sights and intricacies of this home. Our...More

Thank ladragonfli
Reviewed 22 February 2016

A wonderful representation of unrestored splendor of a different time in our history, amazing to see the contrast of the wealth against the peeling wall coverings and sweeping staircases,piazzas and chandeliers. Then to step into the slave quarters and stable yard to see the conditions...More

1  Thank Kate F
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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.
Gina H
19 November 2015|
Response from Sarah M | Reviewed this property |
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