Experience the intimate charm and elegance found only beyond Charleston’s private garden gates and historic thresholds during Historic Charleston Foundation’s 72nd Annual Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens.
Set amid the historic ambience of the city’s Old & Historic District, this
series of award-winning tours showcases
Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. These tours provide a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences, dating
to the 18th century.
Charleston has been renowned for three centuries as “a city set in a
garden.” The Festival is set during the peak of the city’s blooming season, and tours feature seven to ten properties
each day in one of eleven neighborhoods, dating from the American
colonial period, through the antebellum
and Victorian eras, to early 20th
century. Beautiful architecture and lush gardens are woven throughout the historic neighborhoods of Charleston, which has consistently been named among the ten most courteous and friendly cities in America.
Exciting special events are planned throughout the Festival. Running through April 18 are Food for Thought events where guests enjoy an educational talk, light lunch, and a brief guided walk or experience that relates
to the day’s topic. Topics range from “Mavericks, Mothers and Mavens: The History-Making Women of Charleston,” to “Myths, Legends and Lore: What You Thought You Knew about Charleston!” and many more fascinating talks by local historians and experts.
Experience Lowcountry charm with Live Like a Local events. From “Wine by the Water” to “Rosé and Roses in the Garden” to “Circa 1886 Wine Tasting,” these fun events will give you a true taste of Charleston life.
For more information about these and all of the exciting events planned for Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens,
or visit www.historiccharleston.org.