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.

Charlotte Street Tour 1

Date: 4/18/2017  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Impressive villas were the nucleus of this neighborhood, inhabited by wealthy Charlestonians seeking suburban residences. Numerous charming Victorian dwellings were added later in the 19th century.
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Spiritually Yours Celebration at First Baptist Church

Date: 4/18/2017  |   Time: 5:30 PM

Get on your feet with the return of The Spiritually Yours gospel choir performing Lowcountry music in the rich Gullah tradition! This performance will inspire as will the magnificent First Baptist Church, home of the earliest Baptist congregation in the South. It was designed by the first American-born professional architect, Charlestonian Robert Mills. He modestly stated, “The Baptist Church of Charleston exhibits the best specimen of correct taste in architecture in the city.”
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Morning History Walks - 4/19/2017

Date: 4/19/2017  |   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 3

Date: 4/19/2017  |   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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Tradd Street Tour 1

Date: 4/19/2017  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Said to be named after the first child of European descent born in Charles Town, this street and neighborhood contain the greatest concentration of early 18th-century houses in the city.
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Morning History Walks - 4/20/2017

Date: 4/20/2017  |   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: The Foliage and Flora of Charleston Gardens

Date: 4/20/2017  |   Time: 11:30 AM

Take a virtual botanical journey through the gardens of Charleston with Clemson Extension Horticulture Agent, author and lecturer Amy Dabbs. From azaleas to wisteria, and everything in between, discover the native plants and other foliage and flora used to create the iconic gardens of the Lowcountry.
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Legare Street Tour 2

Date: 4/20/2017  |   Time: 2:00 PM

In the prosperous decades preceding the American Revolution, some of the finest mansions in the city were built here, and magnificent Charleston “single houses” were constructed in the neighborhood into the 19th century.
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Morning History Walks - 4/21/2017

Date: 4/21/2017  |   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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Charlotte Street Tour 2

Date: 4/21/2017  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Impressive villas were the nucleus of this neighborhood, inhabited by wealthy Charlestonians seeking suburban residences. Numerous charming Victorian dwellings were added later in the 19th century.
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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