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.

Wentworth Street Tour 1

Date: 4/9/2017  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Some of the city’s finest examples of Federal, Regency, Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian architecture are found in this early suburb, called the “Village of Harleston.”
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Morning History Walks - 4/10/2017

Date: 4/10/2017  |   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 4

Date: 4/10/2017  |   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 - 4/11/2017

Date: 4/11/2017  |   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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Rutledge Avenue Tour 2

Date: 4/11/2017  |   Time: 2:00 PM

The newly renovated Colonial Lake, in the heart of the Charleston peninsula, is the picturesque focal point of this lovely neighborhood. Numerous Victorian era dwellings create delightful streetscapes.
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Circa 1886 Wine Tasting

Date: 4/11/2017  |   Time: 5:30 PM

A perennial favorite, this tasting is hosted by Circa 1886 and presented by a wine expert from Moët Hennessy.
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Morning History Walks - 4/12/2017

Date: 4/12/2017  |   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: Liberating Charleston - South Carolina in the American Revolution

Date: 4/12/2017  |   Time: 11:30 AM

It is a little known fact that South Carolina saw more battles during the Revolutionary War than any other state. Join Leigh Moring, author of Nathanael Greene in South Carolina: Hero of the American Revolution, as she tells the forgotten story of General Greene and the liberation of the Lowcountry at the end of the American Revolution. A book signing will follow the luncheon.
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Wentworth Street Tour 2

Date: 4/12/2017  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Some of the city’s finest examples of Federal, Regency, Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian architecture are found in this early suburb, called the “Village of Harleston.”
Learn More »

Morning History Walks - 4/13/2017

Date: 4/13/2017  |   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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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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