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Built in 1844 in Charleston, South Carolina, the Robert Barnwell Rhett House is a National Historic Landmark as per designation in 1973. The site was constructed for the Robert Barnwell Rhett, a local politician known for his staunch stands on popular issues of their day.

Robert Barnwell Rhett is best known as an extreme secessionist politician. He was a politician with a deep pro-slavery stance. He was nicknamed as the ?Great Secessionist? for his great contributions to the state of South Carolina?s Ordinance of Secession which was passed in 1860. He was initially elected as a US Senator, but he resigned the post and was later elected as a Confederate

His property, the Robert Barnwell Rhett House was declared as a National Historic Landmark in 1973.
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