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
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
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
Aiken-Rhett House & Nathaniel Russell House
Discover Charleston through your camera (or cell phone) lens! Historic Charleston Foundation’s staff photographer will share tips, tricks and techniques valuable to anyone wishing to capture Charleston’s charm from beginner...
“Blackout Poetry” is a much older activity than you may believe – dating back into the 1700s! Be inspired by the preserved-as-found Aiken-Rhett House Museum in this fun and engaging...
Stroll through the Old & Historic District on a two-hour walking tour led by Charleston’s most experienced certified guides. Intimate groups will begin at Shop Historic Charleston, 108 Meeting Street,...