Nathaniel Russell House Museum

This 1808 house belonged to Nathaniel Russell, a merchant who dealt with rice, tobacco, cotton, and many other staples in the state’s early years. The house has been furnished with art and significant historical objects, making it an excellent location for groups to learn about Charleston history during the Antebellum period. During their tour, groups can learn about daily life, slavery, economy, and politics. For creative students and scouts, tours on the art and architecture of the period are also available. The Historic Charleston Foundation invites groups to combine their program with a visit to the Aiken-Rhett House Museum.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 51 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Charleston County. Tel: 843-724-8491. Email: jdargan@historiccharleston.org. Website: www.historiccharleston.org/russell. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 2PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies. 

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