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.

If you plan to use your admission ticket on December 3rd or 4th to visit the Aiken-Rhett House, please note there will be an exceptionally high volume of people on those dates due to Illumination Charleston events that include admission to the Aiken-Rhett House.

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

  • Aiken-Rhett House Museum - If you plan to use your admission ticket on December 3rd or 4th to visit the Aiken-Rhett House, please note there will be an exceptionally high volume of people on those dates due to Illumination Charleston events that include admission to the Aiken-Rhett House.

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:

Sales Policies

Guide to the 2022 Festival

 

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.

Festival Tours

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW ABOUT THE TOURS:

1. Tours go on rain or shine. Prepare for inclement weather if forecasted.

2. We recommend you wear comfortable, flat-soled shoes, bring a capped water bottle, and plan to "travel lightly."

3. In accordance with South Carolina state law, photography is not permitted on private property.

4. Pets are not permitted on tour.

5. Well-supervised children ages six and older are welcomed on the tours if tickets are purchased for them. Because of the risk to private property and collections, strollers, car seats, backpacks, or children strapped in any manner to an adult are not permitted in the private residences on tour.

6. * Ticketholders for TOUR events will need to pick up credentials on or after Monday, March 14, 2022 at the Festival ticket office located inside Shop Historic Charleston, 108 Meeting Street. Credentials for all TOURS will be available beginning March 14th. TOUR credentials are not mailed and must be picked up in person at 108 Meeting Street.

(*Architectural and Garden Splendor Tour ticketholders will receive an email 10-14 days prior to the tour with instructions about where to meet for the tour.)

7. Please read and save your order confirmation you will receive via email once your order is completed. Your confirmation will provide details for picking up your TOUR credentials and links to valuable "Know Before You Go" information. You will need to present your order confirmation as proof of purchase to pick up credentials.

 Proceeds from all Festival of Houses and Gardens events benefit the preservation, education, 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: 

Sales Policy

Guide to the 2022 Festival

Live Like a Local Events

LIVE LIKE A LOCAL EVENTS:
(This includes the following programs: Container Gardening, Gullah Spiritual Concerts, Photography Walkabouts, Rose and Roses, and Wine by the Water.)

  • Registered ticketholders for Live Like a Local events will be checked in at the event venue. You do not need to pick up physical tickets in advance for Live Like a Local events.
  • Please read and save your order confirmation. It will provide all the details for your purchased events.

 

Proceeds from all Festival of Houses and Gardens events benefit the preservation, education, 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:

Sales Policies

Guide to the 2022 Festival

Food for Thought Luncheon Lectures

 

Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture Series:
The Food for Thought Luncheon Lectures take place in an informal setting at the historic Captain James Missroon House, c. 1808, home of Historic Charleston Foundation's headquarters. Join us atop Charleston’s High Battery and enjoy a commanding view of the Charleston Harbor and the antebellum mansions along East Battery. 

Participants will enjoy a casual light lunch of salads and sandwiches.

There is limited off-site parking.

Ticket Information:

  • Advance purchase is required.
  • $55 per person
  • A 3% processing fee will be added to the purchase of these tickets upon checkout.

Please read and save your order confirmation. You will present it at the door upon arrival for the event.

Proceeds from all Festival of Houses and Gardens events
benefit the preservation, education, 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!

Helpful Links:

Sales Policy

Guide to the 2022 Festival

Food for Thought Luncheon Lectures - Virtual

 

VIRTUAL Food for Thought Luncheon Lectures

  • Once your order is complete, your instructions to access the digital content for this virtual lecture will be sent via email.
  • To ensure access, use an up-to-date email address and please make sure you enter it correctly when checking out.
  • Also, please avoid unsubscribing from email updates.
  • Add emails from @HistoricCharleston.org to your list of safe senders.
  • Please check your junk or spam folders if you do not see the order confirmation in your inbox.
  • We recommend you enjoy the virtual lecture from a location with a strong internet connection.

Questions? Email: FestivalTicketOffice@HistoricCharleston.org

Proceeds from all Festival of Houses and Gardens events
benefit the preservation, education, 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!