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Aiken-Rhett House Tours and Tickets

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This historic museum is known for being one of the best examples of Southern antebellum architecture in Charleston. It was originally built as a private home—owned in 1820 by local merchant John Robinson and later bought in 1858 by Gov. William Aiken, whose family is responsible for the lavish interior decoration. With antique furnishings and original wallpaper, much of the period style remains intact. Many of the family’s objects and fine art, acquired for the home while touring Europe, can still be found in the rooms they were purchased for.

Walk through the grounds’ historic double side porch, stables, a carriage house, a kitchen and slave quarters. You’ll learn about the house staff, which included footmen, cooks, gardeners and seamstresses, as well as life in the pre-Civil War era. Then step inside and view the collection of sculptures, paintings and chandeliers as you tour the home and learn about the history of the home and the family.

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Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 2 to 5 pm
48 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, South Carolina
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Frankly Charleston Sunday Walking Tour

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See top Charleston sights through the lens of black history on this walking tour of Wraggborough, a historically black neighborhood. Learn about "the other Charleston" that many tours skim over as you walk to sights such as the Citadel, Aiken-Rhett House, and Emanuel AME Church with a local guide, listening to commentary along the way. End your tour with a more complete picture of Charleston culture.
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Frankly Charleston Morning Walking Tour

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Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for top 14 tourist attractions in around Charleston Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location. • Simply use our personally created itinerary (if required). • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. It can be listened online in any devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) • Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with (should be selected at the time of booking) • It is one of the best options with lowest price for travelers who prefer flexibility on their tour. • If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries, we will answer in your language instantly.
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Aiken-Rhett House hours of operation: Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 2 to 5 pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.