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Experience the intimate charm and elegance found only beyond Charleston's private garden gates and historic thresholds during Historic Charleston Foundation’s month-long annual Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens. Scroll down to explore individual events.

67th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens

March 20 through April 19, 2014                           

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.

Festival of Houses and Gardens Calendar 2014 (PDF)

Festival of Houses and Gardens Brochure 2014 (PDF)

To be included on our mailing list, please request a brochure (mailed in November) or leave a message with our Ticket Office at 843-722-3405. Request more information.

To purchase tickets, search the date range below then click "Learn More" under desired event/program.

Morning History Walks-3/21/2014

Date: 3/21/2014     

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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Antiques Show General Admission & Festival Combo- Friday

Date: 3/21/2014     

Time: 10:00 AM

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

Date: 3/21/2014     

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-3/22/2014

Date: 3/22/2014     

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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Antiques Show General Admission & Festival Combo- Saturday

Date: 3/22/2014     

Time: 10:00 AM

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: 3/22/2014     

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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Antiques Show General Admission & Festival Combo- Sunday

Date: 3/23/2014     

Time: 11:00 AM

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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Meeting Street Tour 1

Date: 3/23/2014     

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-3/24/2014

Date: 3/24/2014     

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 2

Date: 3/24/2014     

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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