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The Aiken-Rhett House

48 Elizabeth St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
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Glimpse into Charleston's Past Charleston South Carolina United States

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Glimpse into Charleston's Past

The Aiken-Rhett House was built in the 1820s. Touring the house and its grounds isn't the typical historic home experience: for the most part, the house has been preserved rather than restored, which means the property shows many signs of wear and tear. The Aiken-Rhett House is unique among downtown properties in that the whole grounds are preserved, including the former slave quarters and work yard.

In recent years, the house undertook a renovation of its art gallery, restoring it to its 1850s glory as depicted here. That brilliant aqua shade is true to the room's original decor, as determined by a paint archeologist!