69th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens
March 16 - April 24, 2016
Presented by The Cassina Group
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.
New this year, the Jazzed Up in the Holy City concert at Charleston Music Hall offers three hot ensembles in a high energy tribute to Charleston’s rich jazz history. Headlining the evening is Charlton Singleton and Contemporary Flow. No one has done more than the luminescent Singleton to further the legacy of jazz music in South Carolina. Best known for his high energy trumpet playing, Singleton’s magical and versatile artistry dazzles audiences.
Clap your hands along with the Plantation Singers and Spiritually Yours during two Lowcountry Gospel concerts in stately historic churches.
Begin your day on one of our Morning History Walks, two-hour walking tours of Charleston’s early neighborhoods led by expert guides. They provide the perfect background for the Festival’s daily house and garden tours.
Food for Thought guests will enjoy a casual lunch, an educational talk, and a brief guided walk or experience that relates to the day’s topic, ranging from graceful Charleston ironwork at the daring Grimké sisters.
Sip and savor during our Wine Tastings hosted by Circa 1886 and Moët Hennessy.
Kick back and enjoy a taste of the Lowcountry during our Picnic & Oyster Roast, Lowcountry Feast, and Mimosas at Middleton Place.
Tours and events vary by day. Limited Monday events. Proceeds benefit our historic preservation and education programs and initiatives.
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