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“Urban Plantation”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Aiken-Rhett House

Aiken-Rhett House
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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour
Ranked #15 of 233 things to do in Charleston
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Owner description: 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.
Berkeley, California
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7 reviews
“Urban Plantation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Good example of urban plantation. Showed how rich and slaves lived in the city. Headsets allow you to learn about the people who lived there and the house itself. Worth doing.

Visited March 2012
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Suffield, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Truly historic pice of Charleston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

Great self guided audio tour of this historic, un-restored Charleston home. Truly a fascinating look into the past.

Visited March 2012
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Albuquerque
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“My favorite Charleston attraction.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

I loved that fact that this house was conserved, not restored or rebuilt etc.
I also liked the audio tour; you could listen to what you wanted to and skip over things if you weren't interested. You weren't a "captive audience."

Visited March 2012
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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A Wonderful view of Charleston History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

Well worth the cost. A window to an earlier time with a lot of the artifacts in place. We went with teenagers and a young boy and all found it interesting.

Visited April 2012
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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

This is well worth the time and money. Take your time and enjoy the beautiful mansion and history.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Susan T
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