Built in 1820 by John Robinson, the Aiken-Rhett House is considered to be one of the best preserved townhouse complexes in the nation. The house was majorly expanded by Governor William Aiken, Jr and his wife in the 1830s and again in the 1850s. The house is a great example of Antebellum life in Charleston with its grand piazzas and large elegant rooms. It stayed in the Aiken family for 142 years before being sold to the Charleston Museum.
The Charleston Museum decided to preserve the condition of the home rather than restore it, which makes this a unique and personal favorite of mine. The walls, floors, and furnishings are tattered and beautiful. It's a must-see for history and architecture lovers!
It’s in age that we become beautiful.
48 Elizabeth Street | Charleston, SC 29403
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☆☆☆☆☆ I loved this one!