ARCHITECTURE, HISTORY & GARDENS

The Fall Tours

October 8–November 7, 2020

Morning History Walks and Talks

  • No interiors included
  • Masks required
  • Sanitation stations at each property
  • Social distancing observed
  • Daily capacity limited
  • Only clear bags allowed

Angelina & 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.

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Tuesday, October 13

Tuesday, October 20

Tuesday, October 27

The Grimké Sisters

Charleston was named after Charles II, known as the “Merry Monarch,” and that DNA appears to be 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.

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Wednesday, October 14

Wednesday, October 21

Wednesday, October 28

Wednesday, November 4

The Mystique of 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.

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Thursday, October 8

Thursday, October 15

Thursday, October 22

Thursday, October 29

Thursday, November 5

Lady Lore

The path to freedom for Blacks in the United States did not end with the Civil War; it was just the beginning. Explore the sites in Charleston important to the fight for civil liberties from the time of Reconstruction through the era of Civil Rights in the 1960s to the present day.

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Friday, October 9

Friday, October 16

Friday, October 23

Friday, October 30

Friday, November 6

Charleston Justice Journey

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 characteristic 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.

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Saturday, October 10

Saturday, October 17

Saturday, October 24

Saturday, November 7

The Amazing Buildings 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.

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Saturday, October 10

Saturday, October 17

Saturday, October 24

Saturday, November 7

 

Charleston Well Preserved

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.

Saturday, October 31

Spooky Halloween