Charleston's Historic Homes Walk
Duration - 2.5 hrs
Distance - 1.25 miles
The Historic Homes of Charleston Tour takes you on a leisurely stroll along the timeless streets of Charleston's Historic District. As one explores the architecture and the flora in the "South of Broad" residential district, the expert tour guides will highlight the most colorful stories of Charlestonian's who have lived in these very majestic Southern homes.
Along the tour one will visit and enjoy interior tours of both the Edmonston-Alston House (c.1825) and the Nathaniel Russell House (c.1808), both of which are National Historic Landmarks.
The first tour of the Edmonston-Alston House (c.1825) overlooks the famous "High Battery" and Charleston Harbor. This home is a repository of family treasures that is remained in place for over a century and one half.
One can explore the canopied streets and hidden alleys of Charleston's most exclusive residential neighborhoods. Included is a visit to the Nathaniel Russell House (c.1808). The graceful interior of this home with the elaborate plasterwork ornamentation and geometrically shaped rooms, with a magnificent free flying staircase are among the most architecturally exuberant ever created in early America.