Historic Homes of Charleston, SC

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You should plan to visit any of these riveting historic homes of Charleston if you are the slightest bit fascinated by the past and eager to see how Southerners of the 18-19th century lived!

Witness charm and elegance as you explore the residences that depicted the significant Charlestonians that lived there. You'll find authentic architectural designs encasing many of the original furnishings bought for the rooms they still reside in.

Each of these homes brings the Southern warmth of the past to life. If you can't visit all of them, at least visit one to get a flavor for the livelihood of the times.


Historic Homes of Charleston, SC:

Please note that pricing and hours of operation may change at any time.
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Aiken-Rhett House
Dating back to c. 1818, this house still holds many of it's original furnishings and has been preserved almost unchanged since 1858.

48 Elizabeth Street
Charleston , SC 29403
843-723-1159

M-Sa 10am-5pm; Su 2-5pm


Edmondston-Alston House
Dating back to c. 1825, this house showcases original furnishings and possessions while showcasing a fantastic view of the Charleston Harbor. It is known most for the reside of General Beauregard who witnessed the attack on Ft. Sumter in 1861 from here.

21 East Battery
Charleston , SC 29401
843-722-7171

Tu-Sa 10am – 4:30 pm; Su & M 1:30 – 4:30 pm


Heyward-Washington House
Dating back to 1772, this house was called home by Thomas Heyward, Jr. who was a Revolutionary patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

87 Church Street
Charleston , SC 29401
843-722-2996

M-Sa 10am-5pm; Su 1-5pm (last tour 4:30pm)
Adults $10; children $5. Combination tickets available.


Joseph Manigault House
Dating back to 1803, this is known as “Charleston’s Huguenot House” showcasing the Adam-style or Federal architecture with furnishings of a wealthy, rice-planting proprietor.

350 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403
843-722-2996

M-Sa 10am-5pm; Su 1-5pm (last tour 4:30pm)
Adults $10; children $5. Combination tickets available.


Nathaniel Russell House
One of my favorite homes of Charleston!
Dating back to 1808, this home of a wealthy Charleston merchant, Nathanial Russell, depicts the essence of eloquence of the time, even showcasing a free-flying staircase.

51 Meeting St.
Charleston , SC 29401
843-724-8481

M-Sa 10am-5pm; Su 2-5pm


Thomas Elfe House and Garden
Dating back to the pre-Revolutionary War era, this was the home of the illustrious cabinetmaker, Thomas Elfe. It impressively holds onto most of its original state.

54 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-722-9171


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