Admission: Aiken-Rhett House Museum

The Aiken-Rhett House (c. 1820), located at 48 Elizabeth Street, is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm.

You may visit anytime within those hours as we do not have reserved starting times. However, we do ask that you plan to arrive and start your tour before 4:15 pm to allow enough time before the museum closes at 5 pm.

We ask that you limit the size of your group to a maximum of four (4) people. The number of guests allowed in the house museum simultaneously will be limited in accordance with CDC guidelines. You may experience a short wait before starting your tour. All guests are asked to wear a face covering and to maintain a social distance of 6 feet from other visitors and staff while on the museum property.

Questions? Call: (843) 723-1159.

Plan Your Visit:

  • Tours will be guided by our multi-media app and will take approximately 45 minutes. The latest time to start a tour is 4:15 pm as museums close at 5 pm.
  • Each person will be asked to use earphones as a courtesy to others.
  • Prepare in advance for your tour by downloading HCF’s FREE APP onto your personal device. You may use an HCF audio device if you bring your own earphones.
  • FOR ADDED PROTECTION, NO PURCHASES WILL BE TRANSACTED ON-SITE. PLEASE PURCHASE ADMISSION TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

The HCF app includes multi-media tours of the Nathaniel Russell House, the Aiken-Rhett House, and a City Guide for sites around Charleston. Download the free HCF App from our website: https://app.cuseum.com/historic-charleston-foundation/

Single House Ticket:
Adult: $15.00
Child 6-16: $7.00
Under Age 6: Free

Combination Ticket:
Visitors who are interested in visiting both museum houses (Nathaniel Russell and Aiken-Rhett) can save by purchasing a combination ticket. Tickets are redeemable for six months from purchase date. Combo tickets to both houses do not need to be used on the same day. Consider visiting both museums to experience the unique and different preservation methods at work in each museum.
Adult Combo: $24.00
Child 6-16 Combo: $12.00
Under Age 6: Free

Upon completion of your order, you will receive an email confirmation. (Check your spam or junk folder if you do not see it in your inbox.) Please be prepared to present your confirmation upon arrival at the museum.

Admission: Combo Ticket to visit BOTH Aiken-Rhett and Nathaniel Russell House Museums

The Nathaniel Russell House and the Aiken-Rhett House are open from 10 am to 5 pm seven days a week.

You may visit anytime within those hours as we do not have reserved starting times. However, we do ask that you plan to arrive and start your tour by 4:15 pm as the museums close at 5 pm. 

We ask that you limit the size of your group to a maximum of four (4) people. The number of guests allowed in the house museums simultaneously will be limited in accordance with CDC guidelines. You may experience a short wait before starting your tour. All guests are asked to wear a face covering and to maintain a social distance of 6 feet from other visitors and staff while on museum property.

Aiken-Rhett House (c. 1820)
48 Elizabeth Street | (843) 723-1159 

Nathaniel Russell House (c. 1808) 
51 Meeting Street | (843) 724-8481
 

Plan Your Visit:

  • House museum tours will be guided by our multi-media app and will take approximately 45 minutes. The latest time to start a tour is 4:15 pm as museums close at 5 pm.
  • Each person will be asked to use earphones as a courtesy to others.
  • Prepare in advance for your tour by downloading HCF’s FREE APP onto your personal device. You may use an HCF audio device if you bring your own earphones.
  • FOR ADDED PROTECTION, NO PURCHASES WILL BE TRANSACTED ON-SITE. PLEASE PURCHASE ADMISSION TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

The HCF app includes multi-media tours of the Nathaniel Russell House, the Aiken-Rhett House, and a City Guide for sites around Charleston. Download the free HCF App from our website: https://app.cuseum.com/historic-charleston-foundation/

Combination Ticket:
Adult Combo: $24.00
Child 6-16 Combo: $12.00

Upon completion of your order, you will receive an email confirmation. (Check your spam or junk folder if you do not see it in your inbox.) Please be prepared to present your confirmation upon arrival at the museum.

Admission: Nathaniel Russell House Museum

The Nathaniel Russell House (c. 1808), located at 51 Meeting Street, is open from 10 am until 5:00pm seven days a week.

You may visit anytime within those hours as we do not have reserved starting times. However, we do ask that you plan to arrive and start your tour before 4:15 pm to allow enough time before the museum closes at 5 pm.

We ask that you limit the size of your group to a maximum of four (4) people. The number of guests allowed in the house museum simultaneously will be limited in accordance with CDC guidelines. You may experience a short wait before starting your tour. All guests are asked to wear a face covering and to maintain a social distance of 6 feet from other visitors and staff while on the museum property.

Questions? Call: (843) 724-8481.

Plan Your Visit:

  • Tours will be guided by our multi-media app and will take approximately 45 minutes. The latest time to start a tour is 4:15 pm as museums close at 5 pm.
  • Each person will be asked to use earphones as a courtesy to others.
  • Prepare in advance for your tour by downloading HCF’s FREE APP onto your personal device. You may use an HCF audio device if you bring your own earphones.
  • FOR ADDED PROTECTION, NO PURCHASES WILL BE TRANSACTED ON-SITE. PLEASE PURCHASE ADMISSION TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

The HCF app includes multi-media tours of the Nathaniel Russell House, the Aiken-Rhett House, and a City Guide for sites around Charleston. Download the free HCF App from our website: https://app.cuseum.com/historic-charleston-foundation/

Single House Ticket:
Adult: $15.00
Child 6-16: $7.00
Under Age 6: Free

Combination Ticket:
Visitors who are interested in visiting both museum houses (Nathaniel Russell and Aiken-Rhett) can save by purchasing a combination ticket. Tickets are redeemable for six months from purchase date. Combo tickets to both houses do not need to be used on the same day. Consider visiting both museums to experience the unique and different preservation methods at work in each museum.
Adult Combo: $24.00
Child 6-16 Combo: $12.00
Under Age 6: Free

Upon completion of your order, you will receive an email confirmation. (Check your spam or junk folder if you do not see it in your inbox.) Please be prepared to present your confirmation upon arrival at the museum.

Morning History Walks

 

MORNING HISTORY WALKS

Led by Charleston's most experienced guides, these two-hour walking tours of the Old & Historic District provide the perfect background for the afternoon house and garden tours. No private sites or interiors are included on these walking tours.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:

1. Check-in begins at 9:15 am at 108 Meeting Street. Tour begins promptly at 9:30 am.

2. Tours go on rain or shine. Please be prepared if inclement weather is forecasted.

3. Reservations are required.

4. A City of Charleston ordinance requires tickets for children under the age of six.

5. Comfortable, flat-soled walking shoes are highly recommended.

6. We recommend you bring a water bottle.

7. Please read and save your order confirmation. You will need it to check-in for this event. (Check your junk or spam folders if it is not in your inbox.)

 

Useful links for Ticketholders:

 

 Proceeds from all Festival of Houses and Gardens events benefit the preservation and advocacy initiatives of Historic Charleston Foundation.
Thank you for supporting our mission and our work to protect and preserve these cultural and historic resources!

 A 3% processing fee will be added to the purchase of these tickets upon checkout.

Candlelight Tours at Nathaniel Russell House

 

Please look at the "Selected Date" and "Selected Time" above. If you are interested in tickets to a different date or time shown above, follow these steps:

HOW TO SELECT A DIFFERENT DATE & TIME FOR YOUR TOUR:

1. To select a different date from what is shown above as the "Selected Date" click on "Click here for other available dates.Use the arrow keys on the calendar to advance to the month of December if needed. If a desired date is faded out, then all time slots on that date are sold out.

2. Once you have selected your date, click on "Click here for other available times" to make a time selection. Only time slots with availability on the selected date will appear. 

Tours are offered at 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, and 7:00 pm on the following dates:
December 3, 4
December 9, 10, 11
December 16, 17, 18

Admission for your tour will begin 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

Tour Location: Nathaniel Russell House | 51 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC

Please wear a mask. The number of available tickets is limited so that we may adhere to social distancing protocols. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you need assistance placing an order, please call (843) 722-1149.

Candlelight Tours at Aiken-Rhett House

 

Aiken-Rhett House Candlelight Tours are offered from October 1st to October 23rd on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, and 7:00 pm. The tour is approximately 45 minutes long.

Please look at the "Selected Date" and "Selected Time" above. If you are interested in tickets to a different date or time shown above, follow these steps:

HOW TO SELECT A DIFFERENT DATE & TIME FOR YOUR TOUR:

1. To select a different date from what is shown above as the "Selected Date" click on "Click here for other available dates.Use the arrow keys on the calendar to advance to the month of October if needed. If a desired date is faded out, then all time slots on that date are sold out.

2. Once you have selected your date, click on "Click here for other available times" to make a time selection. Only time slots with availability on the selected date will appear. 

  • Please purchase tickets in advance.
  • If you are unvaccinated for Covid-19, we respectfully ask that you wear a mask while inside the Aiken-Rhett House.

If you need assistance placing an order, please call (843) 722-1149.

2021 First Thursday Gullah Spirituals Concerts

GULLAH SPIRITUALS:

  • Please have your order confirmation ready to present at the door. Registered ticketholders will be checked in by name at the door of the event venue. You do not need to pick up physical tickets in advance. 
  • Location: Unitarian Church, 4 Archdale Street, Charleston, SC

 

Proceeds from all Festival of Houses and Gardens events benefit the preservation and advocacy initiatives of Historic Charleston Foundation.
Thank you for supporting our mission and our work to protect and preserve these cultural and historic resources!

A 3% processing fee will be added to the purchase of these tickets upon checkout.

Helpful Links: 2021 Sales Policy and 2021 Festival Information: Know Before You Go

2021-2022 Art & Architecture Study Series

2021-2022 Art and Architecture Study Series

Program and Lecture Information (All dates are included in one ticket price: $400 per person.)

1. Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 10am | 40 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC
Dr. Katherine Moore Presentation

2. Wednesday, December 15, 2021 @ 10am | 40 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC
Michael Twitty Presentation

3. Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | Day trip to Lavington Plantation

4. Wednesday, March 16, 2022 @ 10am | 40 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC
Jonathan Green Presentation