Aiken-Rhett House

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.

Practical Info

The museum is located at 48 Elizabeth Street at the corner of Judith and Elizabeth Streets. It is open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from 2 to 5 pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-16. A self-guided audio tour is included in the ticket price. Photography is not permitted. 
Adres: 48 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, South Carolina, VS
Openingstijden: Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 2 to 5 pm
Toegang: Adults $10; Children $5
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Charleston's Old South Carriage Historic Tour

Ervaar meer dan 300 jaar geschiedenis op deze begeleide 1 uur durende koetstocht door Charleston. Bekijk de vele herenhuizen, kerken en tuinen terwijl je tocht met een paardenkoets meer dan 4 km en 30 blokken historische Charleston aflegt. Belgische en Percheron trekpaarden begeleid je door de straten terwijl je meer te weten komt over deze "Heilige Stad" en zijn rol in de Burgeroorlog.
  • Duur: 1 uur
  • Aangeboden in: Engels
US$ 26,00
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  • Aangeboden in: Engels
US$ 26,00

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