Beyond the Big House

MilesBrewtonHouse

Date: 9/16/2017  |  Time: 2:00 PM

Beyond the Big House - Tour and Storytelling
Presented in partnership with The Slave Dwelling Project

Step inside the back buildings and former work lots of Charleston’s private houses.  Kitchens, carriage houses and slave dwellings have survived to tell the stories of the enslaved in Charleston, their lives and labor. Explore six of these noteworthy buildings and learn how they have been re-used and preserved by the current owners. The tour includes the outbuildings of the renowned Miles Brewton House, c.1765, a National Historic Landmark. The property’s extensive collection of dependencies makes it one of the most complete Georgian townhouse complexes in America.

Following the tour, discover more about the history, achievements and daily lives of African Americans in antebellum Charleston with professional interpreters and storytellers in the back lot of the Aiken-Rhett House Museum, where the original kitchen, laundry, carriage house and slave quarters survive.

  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Self-paced walking tour begins in the garden of the Nathaniel Russell House Museum, 51 Meeting Street, where you will pick up a map with tour site locations.*
     
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Storytelling in the back lot of the Aiken-Rhett House Museum, 48 Elizabeth Street.

*The self-paced walking tour will cover several city blocks with uneven sidewalks. Please wear flat, comfortable shoes and bring bottled water. You will be met at each site by trained docents (guides). To check-in for the tour, bring your ticket receipt to the garden of the Nathaniel Russell House Museum, 51 Meeting Street, between 1:15-2:15 p.m. on September 16.


TICKETS:
Individuals over age 12: $35.00
Child ages 6-12: $10.00
Child under age 6: Free

PARKING:                                                                                                                                            Public parking near the Nathaniel Russell House Museum is available at the 93 Queen Street Parking Garage and the East Bay/Prioleau Parking Garage, 25 Prioleau Street. Public metered parking is available along Broad Street. The Aiken-Rhett House Museum is located approximately 1.3 miles from the Nathaniel Russell House, and public parking near the Aiken-Rhett House is available at the Charleston Visitor Center Parking Garage, 63 Mary Street. We recommend driving to the Aiken-Rhett House following your walking tour or using the free CARTA DASH Shuttle. The DASH Shuttle (RT 211 Meeting/King) makes stops at the "Four Corners of Law" (near corner of Meeting and Broad streets) and the Charleston Visitor Center.

This event goes on rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges.

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Location

Tour begins in the garden of the Nathaniel Russell House Museum.
51 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC

Storytelling occurs at Aiken-Rhett House Museum.
48 Elizabeth Street 

Preserve & Protect

Established in 1947, Historic Charleston Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the historical, architectural and material culture that make up Charleston's rich and irreplaceable heritage. More>

Contact Us

Historic Charleston Foundation
40 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-723-1623


2017 Spring Festival and Antiques Show Ticket Office: 
108 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-722-3405
 

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