AAA Editor Notes
Aiken-Rhett House, 48 Elizabeth St., was built in 1820 by merchant John Robinson and then expanded by Gov. and Mrs. William Aiken, Jr. in the 1830s. Original outbuildings include the kitchens, laundry, slaves' quarters, stable, coach house and privies. A self-guiding audio tour describes the history of the conserved mansion, which contains art and furnishings purchased by the Aiken family. It also includes narration regarding the enslaved men, women and children who lived and worked on the property.
Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.