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Candlelight Tour at Historic Aiken-Rhett House

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

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There’s something about an early evening tour by candlelight through the iconic Aiken-Rhett House in the fall. Experience the ambiance of this preserved-as-found antebellum house and its outbuildings including the kitchen house, the original slave quarters, and the carriage block on a candlelight tour during the month of October.

Built in 1820 by merchant John Robinson, the Aiken-Rhett House is nationally significant as one of the best-preserved townhouse complexes in the nation. Beginning with South Carolina Governor William Aiken, Jr. and his wife, Harriett, in the early 1800s, the complex remained in the Aiken family for over 140 years when it was sold to the Charleston Museum and opened as a museum in 1975.

Candlelight Tours at the Aiken-Rhett House are offered from October 1st through October 23rd on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6pm, 6:30pm and 7pm.  Tickets are $25 each, and advance purchase is required. Capacity for each time slot is very limited.