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Aiken-Rhett House

92
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 6 publications
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6 expert recommendations

55

Afar Magazine

The Aiken-Rhett House is unique among downtown properties in that the whole grounds are preserved, including the former slave quarters and work yard. Full review →

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

One of Charleston's most stately mansions, built in 1820 and virtually unaltered since 1858. Full review →

1

Frommer's 34

The property still looks as it did in 1858, before the outbreak of the Civil War. Full review →

2

Lonely Planet

The only surviving urban plantation; it gives a fascinating look into antebellum life, including the role of slaves. Full review →

11

Michelin Guide 53

Built as a Federal-style brick single house in 1817, the home was purchased by the Aiken family who remodeled and expanded it during their residence. Full review →

12

Travel + Leisure

It’s mostly unfurnished, letting your imagination take over when you walk through the tall-ceilinged rooms. Remnants include a standing harp, family portraits, and a gray-painted drawing room. Full review →

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