Wine your way through the stunning garden of Nathaniel Russell House Museum, ca.1808, located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston. Enjoy light bites, wine (white and rosé), and the sweet sounds of live strings as you sip and stroll the glorious garden, and explore this beautifully restored Historic House Museum. Roses and Rose is an event series with the 76th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens, held March 15 – April 16, 2023. Tickets required for all Roses and Rose events. 21+. Street parking available.
More about the Nathaniel Russell House Museum:
The Nathaniel Russell House Museum offers a glimpse into the lives of the mercantile elite who flourished in the late Colonial and early Federal period, the artisans and craftspeople they hired to build and adorn their opulent homes, and the enslaved men and women whose forced labor made possible their lavish lifestyles. A National Historic Landmark, the house has been restored as nearly as possible to its 1808 appearance through the application of forensic analysis and cutting-edge conservation technology. Because restoration is an ongoing process, visitors have the opportunity to see and learn about the meticulous care, craft, and consideration that informs every detail. Historic Charleston Foundation’s most recent preservation initiative involves the kitchen house, an ancillary structure that included a kitchen, laundry, and living quarters for the enslaved. By uncovering the material history contained in that structure, the Foundation hopes to further illuminate the lives of the men, women, and children who lived and worked there.