House & Garden Tours

Hallmarks of the annual spring festival are the daily house and garden tours, which allow guests to explore Charleston from a rare vantage point. Each neighborhood tour is identified by a central street and includes a selection of private houses, gardens and notable public buildings within walking distance of each other. Guests are welcomed into the sites along the route of each self-paced tour by trained docents.

The educational walking tours highlight three centuries of historic architecture as well as lovely private gardens. Buildings from Charleston's prosperous Colonial days through the tumultuous antebellum period and into the 20th century stand side by side, revealing layers of rich history. Guides are stationed at each tour site to provide information as guests enjoy an exceptional opportunity to observe how contemporary lifestyles are lived within the framework of Charleston's renowned architectural heritage.

Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to see beyond the magnificent doorways and garden gates of one of the most enchanting cities in the world.

Tickets are $50 per tour.

 

Broad Street Tour 2

Date: 3/23/2017  |   Time: 2:00 PM

The eastern end of this historic thoroughfare, one of the most recognizable streets in Charleston, lies within the old walled city. Landmark civic buildings mingle with charming, sometimes diminutive, early houses.
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Meeting Street Tour 1

Date: 3/25/2017  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Residences in this neighborhood date from the earliest period of English settlement on the peninsula to later, more imposing dwellings built in Greek Revival and Italianate fashions.
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King Street Tour 1

Date: 3/26/2017  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Untouched by the great fires that ravaged Charleston, this neighborhood boasts architecture from early Georgian to late Victorian, from modest artisans’ houses to grand townhouses.
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Meeting Street Tour 2

Date: 3/29/2017  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Residences in this neighborhood date from the earliest period of English settlement on the peninsula to later, more imposing dwellings built in Greek Revival and Italianate fashions.
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King Street Tour 2

Date: 3/30/2017  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Untouched by the great fires that ravaged Charleston, this neighborhood boasts architecture from early Georgian to late Victorian, from modest artisans’ houses to grand townhouses.
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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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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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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.
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South Battery Tour 2

Date: 4/6/2017  |   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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Rutledge Avenue Tour 1

Date: 4/8/2017  |   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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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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