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-3/19/2015

Date: 3/19/2015  |   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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Glorious Gardens I

Date: 3/19/2015  |   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-3/20/2015

Date: 3/20/2015  |   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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South Battery Tour 1

Date: 3/20/2015  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Construction of the postbellum era includes early twentieth century waterfront mansions, some of which overlook White Point Garden and Charleston Harbor, along South Battery and Murray Boulevard.
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South Battery Tour and Antiques Show 3-Day Pass Combo

Date: 3/20/2015  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Save when you buy a combo ticket for the Antiques Show and Festival of Houses and Gardens! Buy a combination Festival of Houses & Gardens tour ticket along with a Charleston Antiques Show ticket.
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Morning History Walks- 3/21/2015

Date: 3/21/2015  |   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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Anson Street Tour 1

Date: 3/21/2015  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Many of this neighborhood's antebellum houses were built in the years between the Great Fire of 1838 and the outbreak of the Civil War and boast Regency and Greek Revival details.
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Anson Street Tour and Antiques Show 3-Day Pass Combo

Date: 3/21/2015  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Save when you buy a combo ticket for the Antiques Show and Festival of Houses and Gardens! Buy a combination Festival house & garden tour ticket along with a Charleston Antiques Show ticket.
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King Street Tour and Antiques Show 3-Day Pass Combo

Date: 3/22/2015  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Save when you buy a combo ticket for the Antiques Show and Festival of Houses and Gardens! Buy a combination Festival house & garden tour ticket along with a Charleston Antiques Show ticket.
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King Street Tour 1

Date: 3/22/2015  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Untouched by the great fires that ravaged Charles Town, this street boasts an amazing variety of architecture, from early Georgian to late Victorian, from modest artisans' houses to outstanding examples of eighteenth and nineteenth century town houses and mansions.
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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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