OCTOBER 7 - NOVEMBER 6, 2021

The Fall Tours & Master Series

2021 TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Master History Series: Walks and Talks

Designed for all ages, this walkabout is the perfect introduction to Charleston’s remarkable architecture and how it reflects various periods in our history. 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 of place.

CLICK THE DATES BELOW FOR TICKETS

Saturday, October 9

Saturday, November 6

Amazing Buildings of Charleston

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 freedom, this tour will explore how this “royal city” with its divided loyalties would shape the future of this country.

CLICK THE DATES BELOW FOR TICKETS

Wednesday, October 20

Wednesday, November 3

Revolutionary Charleston

Meet the women who helped shape history in Charleston and across the country. A group of courageous forward-looking Charleston women disrupted the status quo of their generations and, in doing so, opened opportunities not previously available for “ladies.” Included are civil right activists, social reformers, preservationists, suffragists, and others. Hear their remarkable stories and see for yourself what transpires when women refuse to adhere to the norm.

CLICK THE DATES BELOW FOR TICKETS

Wednesday, October 13

Wednesday, October 27

Leading Ladies of Charleston

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 the Charleston we know today.

CLICK THE DATES BELOW FOR TICKETS

Saturday, October 9

Saturday, October 16

Saturday, October 23

Saturday, October 30

Saturday, November 6

Charleston Well-Preserved

Angelina and Sarah Grimké 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 these two courageous women and learn how their progressive beliefs influenced these movements. The tour is partially based on the novel Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

CLICK THE DATES BELOW FOR TICKETS

Tuesday, October 12

Tuesday, October 19

Tuesday, October 26

Tuesday, November 2

Grimké Sisters

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 America’s first female serial killer. To celebrate Halloween, this tour explores the “spirited” side of the Holy City.

CLICK THE DATES BELOW FOR TICKETS

Saturday, October 16

Saturday, October 23

Saturday, October 30

Haunted Charleston

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 been and continues to be a vibrant and living city known for its gracious hospitality.

CLICK THE DATES BELOW FOR TICKETS

Thursday, October 7

Thursday, October 14

Thursday, October 21

Thursday, October 28

Thursday, November 4

Mystique of Charleston

Important Fall Tours & Master Series Tips

  1. Tours go on rain or shine. Prepare for inclement weather if forecasted.
  2. In accordance with South Carolina state law, photography is not permitted on private property.
  3. We recommend you wear comfortable, flat-soled shoes and bring a capped water bottle.
  4. We will be complying with current CDC safety guidelines.
  5. Refunds will be considered on a case by case basis and requests must be made via email or US Postal Service until September 1. After September 1, guests may exchange their tickets for a comparable tour if they notify the office in advance and if space is available.
  6. Ticketholders for TOUR events will need to follow the instructions on their confirmation carefully. When and where tours begin are specific to each tour and each will follow a designated order to avoid lines.
  7. No printed confirmations are required and all guests will be admitted using “will call.”
  8. A 3% processing fee with be added to the purchase of each ticket.

Proceeds from The Fall Tours & Master Series support the Preservation Society of Charleston’s important mission to protect and preserve our architectural and cultural heritage, provide educational initiatives to raise awareness of our unique and historic built environment, and celebrate preservation through our awards programs.

Thank you for supporting our mission and our work to protect and preserve these cultural and historic resources!