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Aiken-Rhett House

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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...more
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48 Elizabeth St, Charleston, SC 29403-6250
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Reviewed yesterday

Friendly and well informed staff. Excellent audio tour of the buildings. A real masterpiece of preservation. Favorite site in Charleston.

Thank cuddly44
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is my favorite historic building to visit in Charleston because it is full of history, is centrally located in the heart of downtown, and you can tour at our own pace using their audio guides.

Thank growgood
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting to see the original in so many areas. Educating seeing the stables and quarters in the back as much as the house itself. Loved the juggling boards.

Thank Colleen F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So glad I visited. Loved a audio tour, gave so much detail. I love the fact that the place was preserved, feels like you can get a better feel how it use to be. Highly recommend

Thank beetle1974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour, we took our time and learned a lot about the history of the building and area. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes...

Thank Killen_Clan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Defininitely worth the $18 for both houses. It's a self guided tour, so you can go as quickly as you like. Note that it is not air conditioned, so it gets hot. We went around 10am and it was fine. It's very old, but you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not your typical tourist stop. It truly is a house (mansion) that is being preserved but not being updated. Wallpaper on the walls is from 1850’s and is in poor shape. The walls, the floors, the ceilings, the outbuildings are all as they...More

Thank Jon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aiken-Rhett is not for every one. After I finished my tour, I felt like Sally Brown after spending the night in the pumpkin patch with Linus only to find out there is no such thing as a "Great Pumpkin" or Charlie Brown and my bag...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting tour at this house as it is maintained just as it was years ago. Self guided tour with headset explaining the rooms and furniture. Very different from the other restored homes

Thank Leslie2832
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

was offered today to us and it was worth it! What a great place full of history and stories helping to better understand it. You can get Audi guides but there are so friendly people around answering every question you might come up with. It’s...More

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Jackie P
14 March 2018|
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Response from LSD11 | Reviewed this property |
Allow an hour to visit each house. Parking is on-street for both houses.
Ryan H
28 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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