Historic Charleston Homes Open to the Public for Tours

Posted by Lee and Katherine Keadle on Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 11:24am.

As real estate agents, we love working in an area like Charleston, SC that’s known for its architecture and homes. You’ll find quite a few historic homes in Downtown Charleston open to the public, but these 3 tend to be the most popular to tour:

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Edmondston-Alston House

Built in 1825, this mansion is a great example of the Greek Revival style homes that are popular in downtown Charleston. And, since it's located on the Battery, it has great views of the Charleston Harbor. This is one of the few homes on the Battery that is open to the public. Located at 21 East Battery. www.edmondstonalston.com/


Joseph Manigault House

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Also called Charleston's Huguenot House, this is a good example of Federal architecture. The original owner, Joseph Manigault, was a trustee at the College of Charleston and sat on the state legislature. His brother, Gabriel Manigault, was the architect for this home and also designed Charleston's City Hall and the South Carolina Society Hall. The art and furniture reflect the French heritage of the Manigaults, but there are also some British and American pieces in the collection as well. Located at 350 Meeting Street (near the Charleston Visitors Center). www.charlestonmuseum.org/


Nathaniel Russell House

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Located on 51 Meeting Street, this home is probably best known for the free-floating staircase that extends throughout the center of this three story home. It was built in 1808 by one of Charleston's wealthiest shipping merchants and is also known for its neoclassical design. If you're interested in walking Charleston's famous Museum Mile, the Nathaniel Russell House would be a good place to start because it's the southernmost point of the Mile. www.historiccharleston.org/experience/nrh/

The Keadle Group has agents who specialize in buying Downtown Charleston real estate, so if you’re looking for a historic property to call home, contact us!

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