on July 27, 2001
This is one of the few houses in the American South that provides a complete document of antebellum life. This is one of the properties of the Historic Charleston Foundation. The estate was built by John Robinson, a merchant, around 1817. William Aiken Jr. acquired it in 1833 and remodeled it to create one of Charleston's most palatial residences. The work yard is a complete and compelling survival of African-American urban life. The house is open Monday until Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm and Sundays from 2-5 pm. The house is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Admission is $7, and it's worth it.
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