Festival of Houses and Gardens

March 16 - April 24, 2016

Presented by The Cassina Group

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.

To order tickets, you may search by category in the menu to the right or by date below.

For a complete schedule, click the blue buttons below to download the Festival of Houses and Gardens calendar or the entire brochure. You may also request a brochure by clicking here.

Questions? Call the Festival Ticket Office: 843-722-3405.

Download the 2016 Festival Brochure!

Download the 2016 Festival Calendar!

On Nov. 1, tickets and event details will be available to search in the date range below.  At that time, click "Learn More" under desired event/program.

Morning History Walks-3/16/2016

Date: 3/16/2016  |   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: 3/16/2016  |   Time: 2:00 PM

The grace, romance and worldliness of eighteenth and nineteenth century America survive in the traditional facades, stately drawing rooms, and important ironwork found on Meeting Street. Houses dates from the earliest period of settlement to larger, more imposing dwellings built in the Greek Revival and Italianate fashions.
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Morning History Walks-3/17/2016

Date: 3/17/2016  |   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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Legare Street Tour 1

Date: 3/17/2016  |   Time: 2:00 PM

After the American Revolution, expansive lots were created here. Estates with large houses and impressive gardens were established by some of the city's most prosperous residents.
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Morning History Walks-3/18/2016

Date: 3/18/2016  |   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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Wentworth Street Tour and Antiques Show 3-Day Pass Combo

Date: 3/18/2016  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Save when you buy a combo ticket for the Antiques Show and Festival of Houses and Gardens! Buy a combination Festival house & garden tour ticket along with a Charleston Antiques Show ticket.
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Wentworth Street Tour 1

Date: 3/18/2016  |   Time: 2:00 PM

In 1770, John Harleston divided this neighborhood into lots and named the streets for important contemporary men, several of whom were associated with the cause of American liberty. Some of the city's finest examples of Federal, Regency, Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian architecture are found in this early suburb, the Village of Harleston.
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Morning History Walks-3/19/2016

Date: 3/19/2016  |   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 and Antiques Show 3-Day Pass Combo

Date: 3/19/2016  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Save when you buy a combo ticket for the Antiques Show and Festival of Houses and Gardens! Buy a combination Festival house & garden tour ticket along with a Charleston Antiques Show ticket.
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Broad Street Tour 1

Date: 3/19/2016  |   Time: 2:00 PM

Colonial Lake, one of Charleston’s iconic landmarks, anchors the western end of Broad Street, one of the city’s most recognizable thoroughfares. The irresistible allure of this neighborhood is punctuated by numerous 19th century Victorian dwellings.
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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!

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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

Spring Festival and Antiques Show Ticket Office: 
108 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-722-3405
 

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