Charleston Master Garden Tour

Charleston gardens have been internationally renowned since the 1700s. This tour has guests digging deeper into what makes Charleston gardens so unique. From the interesting and largely sub-tropical plant material to their fresh designs, these gardens are sure to delight all of the senses. Interpreted by professionals in the field of horticulture and design, this […]

Mystique of Charleston Morning History Walk and Talk

Charleston was named after Charles II, known as the "Merry Monarch," and that DNA appears to have been ingrained in the city from its founding. Theatre, taverns, music, horse races, parties, and politics have all shaped Charleston into what it is today. Hear the stories that make Charleston uniquely mysterious and alluring. It has always […]

Performance Image Master Photography Series

Led by professional photography instructor Richard Spencer, this walkabout takes you first into the heart of Charleston's own French Quarter and then to the south of Broad Street to snap pictures of some of Charleston's oldest and most picturesque streets and alleys. You will learn how to capture memorable images of iron gates, gas lamps, […]

Exploring Charleston’s Neighborhoods: Morris Street Neighborhood

The Morris Street Business District project, an initiative of the Preservation Society of Charleston in partnership with the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative, represents a geographically small part of the Charleston peninsula. It tells the stories of hundreds of Black and immigrant families, their fight for equality, and their cultural expression through the businesses and institutions […]

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 […]

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 […]

Haunted Charleston Morning History Walk and Talk

In a place known for Southern hospitality, it's no surprise that some residents want to linger... even after death. Charleston's history has more than its share of pirates, brothels, bloody battles, duels, miscellaneous murders, and other such tragedies, leaving behind lingering ghosts. Listen to tales about, among others, a restaurant's ghost dog, duelers' alley, and […]

The Grimke Sisters: First Abolitionists and Suffragists Morning History Walk and Talk

Angelina and Sarah Grimk√© turned their backs on home and family to crusade against the injustices to women and to those enslaved in the 19th century. Known as traitors to their society during their lifetimes, 180 years later these women continue to influence the women's suffrage and civil rights movements. Follow in the footsteps of […]

Revolutionary Charleston Morning History Walk and Talk

There were more Revolutionary War battles fought in South Carolina than in any other state and the siege of Charleston in 1776 was a short but important military episode in the early years of the Revolution. From the Charleston taverns to the Liberty Tree and to the homes of those who willingly sacrificed all for […]

Charleston Master Garden Tour

Charleston gardens have been internationally renowned since the 1700s. This tour has guests digging deeper into what makes Charleston gardens so unique. From the interesting and largely sub-tropical plant material to their fresh designs, these gardens are sure to delight all of the senses. Interpreted by professionals in the field of horticulture and design, this […]

Mystique of Charleston Morning History Walk and Talk

Charleston was named after Charles II, known as the "Merry Monarch," and that DNA appears to have been ingrained in the city from its founding. Theatre, taverns, music, horse races, parties, and politics have all shaped Charleston into what it is today. Hear the stories that make Charleston uniquely mysterious and alluring. It has always […]