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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 and the Charleston Antiques Show 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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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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64 Hasell Street
Begin an elegant tradition: stay in a Greek Revival mansion built in 1843. The Jasmine House provides true southern comfort. We offer shady piazzas and a courtyard to relax in after a long day of touring. Centrally located in a Charleston neighborhood. Enjoy our breakfast & afternoon wine and cheese service. For more information, email [email protected].
843.577.0041 or 888.913.0488

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1 Maiden Lane
Centrally located only steps away from the Historic City Market, the Indigo Inn features 18th century charm and 21st century amenities. Experience the best of both worlds as you relax in our open-air courtyard. Our signature “Hunt” breakfast and wine and cheese service are included in all tariffs. For more information, email [email protected].
843.577.5900 or 800.845.7639

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173 Meeting Street
Look no further! Experience Charleston’s longstanding tradition of gracious hospitality. Distinctive lodging in an ideal location with period décor, four poster rice beds, oriental rugs, hardwood floors and walled garden courtyard with relaxing spa. Tariffs include deluxe continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments. Mention this ad when you make your direct reservation, and receive a 10% discount and complimentary champagne service! (Online reservations not eligible for this offer.)

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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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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.)

Located inside the historic Charleston Market, Building 174, at the corner of South Market and Church Street

Gold Creations has been charming visitors and locals alike since 1975. With collections inspired by Charleston’s rich history and culture, this family-owned store carefully curates jewelry destined to become family heirlooms. Every piece a memory, every piece a celebration. Visit Gold Creations and take home a piece of Charleston.


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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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The Charleston Museum

360 Meeting St
The Charleston Museum is a “must see” for anyone interested in the history of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Founded in 1773, on the eve of the American Revolution, it is considered America's First Museum and provides the most comprehensive overview of cultural and natural history in Charleston.

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Gibbes Museum of Art

135 Meeting St
The Gibbes Museum of Art is Charleston’s premier arts museum and houses an extensive collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works, many with a connection to Charleston or the South.

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