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
The goal of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is to stabilize neighborhoods by securing the future of their historic structures and community.Read More
Easements are a successful tool that help protect a historic property by safeguarding its historic character, materials and significance.Read More
We were the first organization in the country to develop a revolving fund as a preservation strategy.Read More
Archaeological digs help answer questions about Charleston’s history that documentary records alone cannot provide.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
Aiken-Rhett House & Nathaniel Russell House
Opening September 29 at the preserved-as-found Aiken-Rhett House Museum, master dyer and environmental artist, Mary Edna Fraser, will present a visual arts exhibit, FLIGHT. The exhibit, on display September 29...
Join us for a night of colonial mixology! Carin Bloom, Historic Charleston Foundation's Manager of Education, will teach guests about unusual cocktails from Charleston's past. The class will offer light...
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...