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’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
We were the first organization in the country to develop a revolving fund as a preservation strategy.Read More
To protect the cultural character of our neighborhoods, we’ve embarked upon a housing affordability initiative.Read More
Easements are a successful tool that help protect a historic property by safeguarding its historic character, materials and significance.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
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...
Families and explorers under the age of 10 (with a guardian!) are invited to join Naturalist Andrew Shuler for an expedition around the Nathaniel Russell House gardens and landscape! Borrow...
Since 2013, Charleston has benefited from the attention and resources of those who pioneered and participated in Women Who IMPACT Preservation, an event that raises money for community initiatives identified...