Historic Homes Guide to Charleston

John Rutledge House Inn’s Top 5 Historic Homes in Charleston

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1Joseph Manigault House

charlestonmuseum.org

350 MEETING ST. | 1.0 MILES

This home is a three-story brick structure built for wealthy rice planters and merchants family during the 18th Century on a raised brick foundation.

2The Calhoun Mansion

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16 MEETING ST. | 0.5 MILES

Built-in 1879 for George W. William is one of the largest historic homes located in Downtown Charleston. With 24,000 square foot with 30 mains rooms and a ballroom with a 45-foot high ceiling.

3Nathaniel Russel House

historiccharleston.org

51 MEETING ST. | 0.3 MILES

Built by wealthy shipping merchant Nathaniel Russell in 1808, this house is known for its free-flying three-story staircase and formal gardens.

4Heyward-Washington House

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87 CHURCH ST. | 0.3 MILES

House of one of the four signers from South Carolina that signed the Declaration of Independence, this property has a collection of historic Charleston-made furniture as well the public kitchen building dating back to 1740’s.

5Aiken-Rhett House

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48 ELIZABETH ST. | 1.2 MILES

This urban complex is the most preserved antebellum home in Charleston. The house is displayed “as-found” condition including furniture, architectures and finishes that have not been altered since the 19th Century.

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