Festival of Houses and Gardens

Tickets now available!

March 16 - April 22, 2017

Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation's historic preservation initiatives and educational programs.

Set amid the ambience of the city’s Old & Historic District, this series of award-winning tours and educational events showcase Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. The tours provide a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences. Tours and events vary by day. Scroll down to order tickets (beginning Nov. 1).

Festival of Houses and Gardens Brochure 2017

Calendar at a Glance: March

Calendar at a Glance: April

Tickets may be purchased online and by calling 843-722-3405.

Phone lines are open:
Nov. 1-March 13: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
March 14-April 22: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

Join our mailing list/request a printed brochure be mailed to you.

Church Street Tour 1

Date: 4/1/2017  |   Time: 5:30 PM

Often called “the most romantic street in America,” Church Street is a visible record of Charleston history. Colonial and Georgian period dwellings stand beside charming gardens and historic churches.
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Savor Sunday South of Broad

Date: 4/2/2017  |   Time: 12:00 PM

Savor exquisite beauty and scrumptious light bites at the Nathaniel Russell House Museum and its lovely formal garden before the property opens to the public at Savor Sunday South of Broad. Enjoy wine and champagne and stroll through the remarkable neoclassical house. Experts will be on hand to offer an in-depth look into the gardens and furnishings.
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South Battery Tour 1

Date: 4/2/2017  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Construction of the postbellum era includes early 20th-century waterfront mansions, some of which overlook White Point Garden and Charleston Harbor, along South Battery and Murray Boulevard.
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Morning History Walks - 4/3/2017

Date: 4/3/2017  |   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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Mimosas at Middleton Place 3

Date: 4/3/2017  |   Time: 10:00 AM

Begin a glorious day in the Lowcountry enjoying mimosas and sampling Southern brunch treats along the historic Ashley River, surrounded by moss-draped Live Oak trees and cascades of colorful blooms.
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Morning History Walks - 4/4/2017

Date: 4/4/2017  |   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: Fragrant Southern Gardens

Date: 4/4/2017  |   Time: 11:30 AM

Uncover the plants that emit the signature scents of the Southern garden! Join Master Gardener Nancy Newman-Limata, owner of Charleston Garden Design and a National Garden Club landscape design consultant, as she shares year-round planting plans for scented gardens. Learn where to place scented plants in the landscape and how to create scented containers to enjoy indoors and out.
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Morning History Walks - 4/5/2017

Date: 4/5/2017  |   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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Harbor of History Boat Cruise 2

Date: 4/5/2017  |   Time: 10:15 AM

Join a local historian aboard the Carolina Queen for this panoramic perspective of the South’s most historic seaport, whose fame, fortunes and fate illustrate its ongoing link with the sea.
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Church Street Tour 2

Date: 4/5/2017  |   Time: 5:30 PM

Often called “the most romantic street in America,” Church Street is a visible record of Charleston history. Colonial and Georgian period dwellings stand beside charming gardens and historic churches.
Learn More »

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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!

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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