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Tours & Events


Designer Vignettes at the Aiken-Rhett House Museum

December 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 3, 2022

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Historic Charleston Foundation invited a select group of designers and artisans to create site-specific vignettes throughout the historic Aiken-Rhett House Museum, ca. 1820s. On display for one weekend only – view the spectacular designs while touring the preserved-as-found historic house museum.

Vignette Designers include Cortney Bishop, McLaurin Parker, Blake Sams, Kathryn Maresca Faull of Maresca Textiles, Stephanie Summerson Hall of Estelle Colored Glass, Dani Motley of Salt & Stem, and Chris Wyrick. 

Please note: If you attend to visit the ARH or Saturday regular admission tickets or combo admission tickets will not be honored. Specialty admission tickets to this event, Illumination Charleston, permits admission to the museum and the designer vignettes on Friday or Saturday, December 2 or 3. The Aiken-Rhett House is open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Last tour must begin by 4:15 pm. Tickets are $20 each.

You may also enjoy a self-guided audio tour of the house. Tours are conducted using Historic Charleston’s free app which may be downloaded in advance here. The HCF app includes audio and visual tours of the Aiken-Rhett and Nathaniel Russell house museums plus a comprehensive city guide with more than 300 points of interest that share the history of Charleston through narratives relating to early settlers, African Americans, women, the working class…and more!