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Tours & Events

The Forgotten Pleasure Gardens of Early Charleston

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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VIRTUAL PROGRAM – Before the advent of public parks, the citizens of early Charleston could pay admission to visit one of the town’s English-style “pleasure gardens” and enjoy verdant strolls, music, and libations. Join Nic Butler, historian at the Charleston County Public Library, for an illustrated tour of the peninsula’s favorite pleasure gardens from the 1760s to the 1860s.

Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture Series:
This is an event in the Food for Thought Lecture Series. Due to COVID concerns, these lectures will be virtual through April 5th. On April 5th, lectures will resume in person at the historic Captain James Missroon House, c. 1808. Please visit the website for additional webinars and in-person Food For Thought Lectures.

Ticket Information:

  • $20 for the webinar access. Access is limited to one computer IP address. Please register for the webinar in advance as you will need to download the GoTo Meeting App on your computer, desktop or smartphone.
  • A 3% processing fee will be added to the purchase of these tickets upon checkout.
  • Ticket purchases for webinars are non-refundable. Please read the Ticket Sales Policy.
  • Access information for GoTo Meeting Webinars is available here.

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Proceeds from all Festival of Houses and Gardens events
benefit the preservation and advocacy initiatives of Historic Charleston Foundation.

Thank you for supporting our mission and our work to protect and preserve these cultural and historic resources!