The Fall Tour of Homes: Thursday – Sunday, October 5-29

The Fall Tour of Homes: Thursday – Sunday, October 5-29

Starts: October 5, 2017

Ends Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Preservation Society of Charleston will host its Fall Tours October 5-29, 2017. The beauty and historic charm of Charleston come alive as friends of the Preservation Society of Charleston welcome you into the private interiors of some of the nation’s most exquisite historic homes where you will experience firsthand the rich history of Southern culture,… Continued

Holidays in Charleston

Holidays in Charleston

Charleston Holiday music, magical lights and exquisite decorations are all a part of the unforgettable experience of celebrating the holidays in Charleston. You’ll find revelry and merriment throughout our beautiful city. Here are a few highlights of the holiday festivities. 12/1, 12/8 The Edmondston-Alston house, on 21 East Battery, will be open two Friday evenings,… Continued

Sunset at Fort Sumter: Behind the Scenes

Sunset at Fort Sumter: Behind the Scenes

Through October 14th, visitors have the unique opportunity to see Fort Sumter at sunset, with costumed historians providing in depth details about the Civil War and the site where the first shots were fired. Enjoy a beautiful cruise from Liberty Square to Fort Sumter, enjoy the tour by National Park Rangers and then settle in… Continued

The Great Earthquake of 1886

The Great Earthquake of 1886

After the devastation of the Civil War, Charleston was but a shadow of her former self.  Then, in 1885, two major hurricanes hit our city and left more destruction in their wake.  A very subdued Charleston then faced an even greater disaster, the earthquake of 1886. At 9:50 pm, on August 31, 1886, an earthquake… Continued

Hot Nights & Holy City Dinner

Hot Nights & Holy City Dinner

Middleton Place, Sunday, August 27, 6-9 pm Located outside in the Pavilion’s courtyard, the Middleton Place Restaurant has paired up once again with Holy City Brewing and the SC Aquarium’s Good Catch program. Chef Buck will showcase the best in sustainably caught seafood picnic dishes, paired with HCB’s best heat quenching libations. For more info, call 843-556-6020… Continued

Sunset Wine Tasting on the Schooner Pride

Sunset Wine Tasting on the Schooner Pride

Board the Schooner Pride for a relaxing evening with yummy wine accompanied by delicious tastings. Enjoy some of Executive Wine’s favorites and sample some light hors d’oeuvres from Foodies catering. Each cruise will feature tastings of four or five hand selected wines. Experience the wonder of sailing Charleston Harbor on a classic 84 foot tall ship.… Continued

The Fall Tour of Houses: October 5-29

The Fall Tour of Houses: October 5-29

Starts: October 5, 2017

October 5-29, 2017

Every year, The Preservation Society of Charleston brings The Fall Tour of Homes to our city, giving tour goers a chance to experience the beauty behind the doors and walled gardens of some of Charleston’s most historically significant and beautiful homes. This year’s tours run from October 5-29. Different properties are featured each day, so… Continued

The 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse

The 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse

For the first time in 26 years, a total eclipse will occur in the United States, and Charleston is in the path of totality.  South Carolina is the last state in the path of the eclipse that starts in Oregon, working its way across the country. Here, the partial phase starts at 1:16 pm, and… Continued

Join the Fun – Second Sunday on King Street

Join the Fun – Second Sunday on King Street

Join the fun on the second Sunday of every month, when Charleston closes King Street for the afternoon. From 1-6 pm, stroll slowly down one of our city’s most beautiful streets and shop special sales and events. Restaurants pull tables outdoors for some fun al fresco dining. This unique event gives everyone the opportunity to… Continued

46th Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering

46th Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering

On Saturday, September 16, join the fun at the Scottish Games and Highland Gathering at Boone Hall Plantation.  There will be activities for the entire family, from Piping and Drumming competitions to Border Collie demonstrations.  While you are there, enjoy Scottish food and merchandise. The music featured at this annual gathering of Scottish family clans,… Continued