Festival of Houses and Gardens

Experience the intimate charm and elegance found only beyond Charleston's private garden gates and historic thresholds during Historic Charleston Foundation’s month-long annual Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens. Scroll down to explore individual events.

67th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens

March 20 through April 19, 2014                           

Set amid the historic ambience of the city’s Old & Historic District, this series of award-winning tours showcases Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. These tours provide a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences, dating to the 18th century.

Festival of Houses and Gardens Calendar 2014 (PDF)

Festival of Houses and Gardens Brochure 2014 (PDF)

To be included on our mailing list, please request a brochure (mailed in November) or leave a message with our Ticket Office at 843-722-3405. Request more information.

To purchase tickets, search the date range below then click "Learn More" under desired event/program.

Morning History Walks- 4/18/2014

Date: 4/18/2014  |   Time: 9:30 AM

Led by Charleston’s most experienced guides, these two-hour walking tours of the Old & Historic District provide the perfect background for the afternoon or evening house and garden tours.
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Plantation Picnic & Oyster Roast with Easter Egg Hunt

Date: 4/18/2014  |   Time: 4:30 PM

Fun for the whole family, the Festival Oyster Roast and Picnic held on Good Friday will allow you to experience the unique culinary pleasures of the Carolina Lowcountry at historic Drayton Hall Plantation, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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Morning History Walks- 4/19/2014

Date: 4/19/2014  |   Time: 9:30 AM

Led by Charleston’s most experienced guides, these two-hour walking tours of the Old & Historic District provide the perfect background for the afternoon or evening house and garden tours.
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Inspiring Gardens II

Date: 4/19/2014  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Charleston has been called a “city set in a garden,” and the delightful Ansonborough neighborhood lives up to the description. During the self-paced Inspiring Gardens tours, presented in partnership with the respected Charleston Horticultural Society, many of the homeowners, landscape designers and professionals responsible for these elegant gardens will be present to share their knowledge and experiences with guests.
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Volunteer

The Festival is made possible thanks to nearly 700 community volunteers who support the Foundation as docents and street marshals. Learn about volunteer benefits and sign up!

Festival Brochure

Download the brochure for the 2014 Festival.

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

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

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