ABCs of Charleston Morning History Walk and Talk

It is created especially for families so the child in all of us can appreciate the uniqueness and beauty of our city. Your guide will identify the physical elements and characteristics of various architectural styles, such as columns, piazzas, brickwork, and pediments, while discussing the merits of preservation and how it creates a unique sense […]

Charleston Well Preserved Morning History Walk and Talk

From the ashes of the Civil War and Reconstruction rose a movement -- the first local, grassroots preservation movement in the country -- to safeguard Charleston's historic buildings, sites and structures. Meet notable preservationist visionaries, Susan Pringle Frost, Thomas Mayhem Pinckney, Albert Simmons, and others, and learn how their work has spanned generations and preserved […]

South of Broad Piazzas and Gardens

Guests will visit 4-6 private Piazzas and Gardens. No interiors are included. The area south of Broad Street is one of Charleston's most notable neighborhoods and boasts one of the finest residential areas of the country. It is located at the southernmost tip of the Peninsula and is bordered by two rivers, the Ashley and […]


Sottile Theatre 44 George St, Charleston, SC

Tickets now available. 

PSC Spring Membership Meeting

The PSC is having its Spring Membership Meeting at the Charleston Naval Base. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour several historic structures on base, including some recent Carolopolis Award winners. The tour portion of the event from 4 – 5:30 PM is optional and self-guided, but will include interpretation from local experts who were […]

Member Appreciation Day at The PSC Shop

The PSC Shop 147 King Street, Charleston, SC

PSC Members will receive a special discount and online promo code for a total of 20% off all purchases through our Shop and online store. This includes handcrafted products from our local makers such as Brackish, Smithey Ironware, J. Stark, and more! As always, purchases are tax-free and support the mission of the PSC.  Click […]

Farmers & Exchange Bank Hard Hat Tour

Farmers & Exchange Bank 141 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC

The Farmers and Exchange Bank (c. 1854), located just North of Broad Street on East Bay, is one of few examples of Moorish style architecture in South Carolina. Join the PSC and local historic preservation architect, Glenn Keyes, to examine this unique building’s architecture and history in the midst of its ongoing rehabilitation. The tour […]

Preservation Picnic

Visit Wadmalaw Island for a picnic lunch with the Preservation Society. From 11 AM – 12 PM, guests are invited to walk through one of the property’s private residences modeled after a historic 1850s building in the Greek Cross style layout. Afterwards, enjoy a picnic lunch with views of the Wadmalaw River. Ticket link coming […]

African American Classicism

Join the PSC and Phillip Smith for a lecture and exploration of the origins of Greco-Roman architecture and the influence African Americans have had on American Classical architecture and the built environment. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Architectural Design at the American College of the Building Arts and Associate Architect with MHK Architecture and […]

Read Brothers Building Hard Hat Tour

Read Brothers Building 591 - 593 King Street, Charleston, SC

The Read Brothers Building (c. 1912), located on the corner of King and Spring streets, originally opened as the Read and Dumas five and dime store and remained the home of Read family-run businesses for over a century. In 2017, the Read Brothers’ stereo and fabric store was forced to close due to dangerous structural […]