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.

68th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens

March 19 through April 19, 2015  
Tickets will go on sale Nov. 1, 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 2015 (PDF)

Festival of Houses and Gardens Brochure 2015 (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.

On Nov. 1, events will be available to search in the date range below.  At that time, click "Learn More" under desired event/program.

Morning History Walks- 4/1/2015

Date: 4/1/2015  |   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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Meeting Street Tour 2

Date: 4/1/2015  |   Time: 2:00 PM

The grace, romance and worldliness of eighteenth and nineteenth century America survive in the traditional facades, stately drawing rooms, and important ironwork found on Meeting Street. Houses dates from the earliest period of settlement to larger, more imposing dwellings built in the Greek Revival and Italianate fashions.
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Concert: Strings in the Spring

Date: 4/1/2015  |   Time: 5:15 PM

Step back in time and experience the Russell family tradition from more than 200 years ago! Classical music will serve as the backdrop to your intimate tour of America’s most important neoclassical dwelling, Nathaniel Russell House Museum.
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Morning History Walks- 4/2/2015

Date: 4/2/2015  |   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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Food for Thought: Gardening Charleston Style

Date: 4/2/2015  |   Time: 11:30 AM

Through beautiful images, enjoy a virtual journey through the gardens of the Lowcountry and learn what makes them so unique.
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Glorious Gardens III

Date: 4/2/2015  |   Time: 2:00 PM

These walking tours are arranged so guests may stroll leisurely through eight to ten private gardens. Guides are stationed at each location to provide information about garden design, plant material and history.
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Morning History Walks- 4/3/2015

Date: 4/3/2015  |   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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Picnic & Oyster Roast with Easter Egg Hunt

Date: 4/3/2015  |   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 the historic Aiken-Rhett House Museum, a property of the Foundation. Enjoy a tour of the historic house and grounds, drinks and live music during this fantastic event.
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Morning History Walks- 4/4/2015

Date: 4/4/2015  |   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.
Learn More »

Morning History Walks- 4/6/2015

Date: 4/6/2015  |   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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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 2015 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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