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Welcome To Charleston

We’re thrilled you’re planning a visit to Charleston. To make your trip easier, we’re proud to recommend a list of our top supporters without whom the Festival of Houses & Gardens would not be possible.


49 South Market Street
A 300-year-old address & tribute to Florence Moseley Powell, Great-Grandmother of Jonathan & Patrick Kish of 82 Queen Restaurant. Born in 1908 in Charleston, Florence worked at The American Tobacco Company’s Cigar Factory, & married plant manager, Jesse Powell. They enjoyed the Lowcountry -- crabbing, fishing, & creating delicious home-cooked southern meals. Recipes passed down to granddaughter, Tyler Kish -- wife to Steve Kish, chef-owner of 82 Queen. Favorite dishes to cook were Deviled Crab, Seafood Gumbo, & Johnny Cakes.

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185 East Bay Street
An institution in Charleston for over 25 years, Magnolias highlights traditional ingredients and cooking techniques elevated by modern flair and artful presentation. Led by Culinary Arts Director Donald Drake, the celebrated menu of Lowcountry fine dining fare features classics along with contemporary interpretations of traditional local cuisine. Following a renovation in 2014, Magnolias now presents an enhanced experience complemented by the institution’s original Southern charm.

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82 Queen Street

82 Queen Street
A Historic Restaurant with Iconic Lowcountry Cuisine.
Come try our versions of classic Lowcountry fare like She Crab Soup, Fried Green Tomatoes, Shrimp & Grits, and much more. Feeling that there was a portion of Charleston’s culinary heritage that was being overlooked, 82 Queen’s original menu featured dishes influenced by the African, French, Caribbean and Anglo-Saxon tastes which permeated the area. 82 Queen’s fusion of these culturally diverse flavors led to the rise of a culinary genre that had been previously undefined – and is now referred to as “Lowcountry Cuisine”. 82 Queen has remained a powerhouse in Charleston's culinary community since 1982.

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Nowhere will you receive a warmer welcome than at Belmond Charleston Place. Nestled in the historic district, this gorgeous retreat feels like home away from home with newly renovated luxury accommodations, full-service spa, the private Club Level,rooftop pool, and award-winning dining

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CHARMING INNS is a collection of 4 unique inns all located in the historic district. We offer an enchanting blend of history and hospitality, culture and cuisine, art and architecture, warmth and grace that serve as comfort and ease to our guests.
843.723.7000 or 1.800.845.6119

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55 Broad Street
Experience the old world of Charleston by staying in a carriage house with lovely walled gardens or a luxury apartment in the Historic District, just minutes from shops, restaurants, and the Market area. Furnished, fully equipped monthly rentals are also available for 30 days or more. Call Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Photos available. Email [email protected]
843.722.6606 or 800.743.3583

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132 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401,
69 Morris Street, Suite 101, Charleston, SC 29403,
309 Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Welcome to Charleston
It’s easy to see why everyone loves Charleston. And no other real estate firm delivers Charleston better than The Cassina Group. Our innovative approach to home buying and selling puts the power in your hands through email notifications, a member account you manage, customized web pages, professional photography and more. So whether you’re looking to sell your beachfront cottage or purchase a home near great schools, The Cassina Group offers the perfect mix of leading-edge technology and hands-on personal service. Our team of experienced, full-time real estate agents is dedicated to finding you the perfect home or selling your existing home for the best price.

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19 Exchange Street
As the leading locally owned luxury real estate agency, the Carriage Properties team specializes in the sale of historic, waterfront and beachfront properties in Charleston. Our success comes from a team of agents with unmatched experience, professionalism and determination. Let us share our experience and passion for Charleston with you.

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33 Broad Street
Our company was founded in 1983 under the leadership of Daniel Ravenel. This leadership continues with Dan's son and daughter now active in the business and Charleston community. Our team of experts include the very best real estate professionals in the Lowcountry, and are hand selected by Dan based on their knowledge of the local market, deep connections to the area, and the ability to offer unparalleled representation to their clients. This local legacy, combined with our exclusive affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty, affirms our commitment toward providing a superior level of service, powerful marketing, and local expertise in Charleston and the surrounding communities. It is our mission to be the leader of luxury real estate in South Carolina by providing service that exceeds expectations, delivering knowledge that surpasses the competition, and utilizing progressive marketing and innovative technology that outperforms the industry demand

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Handsome Properties

Handsome Properties is the premier luxury boutique real estate firm in Charleston, offering many of the exclusive historic properties on the peninsula and throughout the surrounding areas for sale. Our agents are connoisseurs of lifestyle, understand the nuances of the marketplace, know the hidden gems in town, and work diligently to ensure a successful transaction.

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Shop Historic Charleston

188 Market Street
108 Meeting Street

Shop Historic Charleston features Charleston-inspired jewelry, gifts, furnishings, home accessories and the city’s largest selection of local books, including culture, cuisine, gardens and history. 2 locations, 188 Market Street in the historic Charleston Market and 108 Meeting Street (location of the Festival Ticket Office.)

Croghan’s Jewel Box

Over 100 years ago William Joseph Croghan, a hand engraver and jeweler opened his store in an 18th century Charleston single house on King Street. While he began only occupying the side porch of our building as a long skinny little shop, over the years we have expanded to occupy the entire building. As the oldest family-owned jewelry store in town, Croghan’s Jewel Box is a treasure trove of the most exciting and unique inventory in the Lowcountry. from estate and antique finds to gifts for every occasion, the store is now serving its 4th generation of customers and visitors to our Holy City.
William Croghan's granddaughters and great granddaughters watch over 308 King Street today. While maintaining the oldworld charm of the store, their additions have been meaningful. They have introduced many exclusive products, expanded the estate and antique collections, added a complete design studio and workshop on the 2nd floor among other accomplishments. Mini Hay’s Goldbug Collection has taken the world by storm and can be found in 29 retail stores nationwide.


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Charleston Through the Lens of Preservation

Download the FREE Historic Charleston Foundation City Guide app which tells the story of Charleston through the lens of preservation. The city’s extraordinary story is revealed through over 300 text stops and 30 audio stops. From the tip of the Battery to Magnolia Cemetery, let HCF take you on a journey to discover the city’s trials during wars and hurricanes, stories of the enslaved people who quite literally built this city and the preservation successes that ultimately saved the unique architecture for which Charleston is known.

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Aiken-Rhett House Museum

48 Elizabeth St
With an expansive house and back lot, including slave quarters, kitchen and carriage block, the Aiken-Rhett property c.1820 survives as one of the best preserved collections of 19th-century domestic buildings in the nation. The house offers a compelling portrait of its former owners, Governor and Mrs. William Aiken and the enslaved people who labored on the property.

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Nathaniel Russell House Museum

51 Meeting St
One of the finest neoclassical dwellings in the country, the Nathaniel Russell House, c. 1808, is fully restored to the time of its original owners, the Nathaniel Russell Family. Featuring a three-story free-flying staircase, exquisite furnishings, textiles and wall finishes of the period, the house speaks to the wealth of early Charleston’s elite.
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Sound of Charleston

Experience the music that defines Charleston's history--gospel, Gershwin, Civil War songs, jazz, and light classics ---coming to life in historic Circular Congregational Church in live 75-minute concerts. Frommer's Travel Guide says, "best night out in the city..a must see performance. See website for schedule.

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Drayton Hall

360 Meeting St
Whether it's your first visit or one of many, Drayton Hall's ongoing research into the people, places and events of its past promises there will always be something new to discover.

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Middleton Place

An Essential American Experience
The historic preservation work and interpretation of history at Middleton Place focuses on major contributions of the Middleton family as well as the enslaved Africans and African Americans who lived and worked here. The stories are a microcosm of United States history. From the early Colonial period through the Revolution, the early Republic, the Civil War era and beyond, they made a mark on the land, the colony, state and nation.

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