We advocate for all neighborhoods, parks, gardens, historic buildings and the memories they’re made of – and help make the vital decisions that move us all forward.Why We Preserve
Preservation in Action
Archaeological digs help answer questions about Charleston’s history that documentary records alone cannot provide.Read More
We were the first organization in the country to develop a revolving fund as a preservation strategy.Read More
Easements are a successful tool that help protect a historic property by safeguarding its historic character, materials and significance.Read More
To protect the cultural character of our neighborhoods, we’ve embarked upon a housing affordability initiative.Read More
We’ve been at the forefront of efforts to protect the nationally significant historic Ashley River Corridor and lead the expansion of the National Register-designated Ashley River Historic District from approximately 7,000 to 24,000 acres.Read More
The goal of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is to stabilize neighborhoods by securing the future of their historic structures and community.Read More
Aiken-Rhett House & Nathaniel Russell House
Charleston is confronted with every known water hazard and faces intense land use and development pressures. To expand the conversation around water and resiliency, HCF (in partnership with the City...
Historic Charleston Foundation is again honored to host its Women Who IMPACT Preservation event. This annual event awards and honors women who have made a significant contribution and impact on historical...
Historic Charleston Foundation is excited to announce Community Day at The Aiken-Rhett House Museum. This family-friendly day features free admission to the Aiken-Rhett House Museum, including the Flight textile installation...