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.

Morning History Walks - 3/23/17

Date: 3/23/2017  |   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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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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Lowcountry Feast

Date: 3/23/2017  |   Time: 5:15 PM

Enjoy Southern cuisine at the Lowcountry Feast where there will be something for everyone, from Frogmore Stew to Southern barbeque. Set in the lovely courtyard of the Aiken-Rhett House Museum, guests are invited to stroll through the Aiken-Rhett House and listen to live music outdoors.
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Morning History Walks - 3/24/17

Date: 3/24/2017  |   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 Culture that Rice Built

Date: 3/24/2017  |   Time: 11:30 AM

Still a beloved mainstay of Lowcountry meals, rice not only serves as the foundation for Charleston cuisine, it was the crop upon which the beauty, wealth and influence of the Carolina coast was built. Join Amanda McNulty, host of the Emmy Award-winning Making It Grow on SCETV, as she shares the history of this grain that took the world by storm.
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Glorious Gardens II

Date: 3/24/2017  |   Time: 2:00 PM

These walking tours are arranged so guests may stroll leisurely through eight to ten private gardens. Guides are stationed at each location to provide information about garden design, plant material and history.
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Morning History Walks - 3/25/17

Date: 3/25/2017  |   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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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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Morning History Walks - 3/27/17

Date: 3/27/2017  |   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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