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Aiken-Rhett House, Charleston

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Contact: +1 843 723 1159/+1 843 723 1623
Open Hours: Mo to Sa from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Su from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
This is perhaps the most remarkable home on Charleston's downtown waterfront. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Aiken-Rhett House is a revealing architectural portrait of the antebellum South. Owned at one time by wealthy planter and former South Carolina governor William Aiken, the house is decorated with fine examples of classical art and sculpture. Around the home, the original servants quarters, sheds, kitchens, and stables reveal a fuller view of Charleston city life in the 1800s. The courtyard adjoining the house is used for a variety of events and programs as well.