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
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
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
To protect the cultural character of our neighborhoods, we’ve embarked upon a housing affordability initiative.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
Archaeological digs help answer questions about Charleston’s history that documentary records alone cannot provide.Read More
Aiken-Rhett House & Nathaniel Russell House
The fabulous Opening Night Party kicks off the second annual Illumination Charleston weekend. Join incredible event co-chairs, Jaimie Dewberry and Alex Malloy, in another over-the-top evening. Enjoy creative cocktails and...
Historic Charleston Foundation invited a select group of designers and artisans to create site-specific vignettes throughout the historic Aiken-Rhett House Museum, ca. 1820s. On display for one weekend only -...
Jim Martin, Director of Horticulture, Magnolia Plantations 'Tis the season to welcome guests for the holidays! Join us for a holiday inspired workshop at the historic Aiken-Rhett House Museum. Allow...