OCTOBER 7 - NOVEMBER 6, 2021

The Fall Tours & Master Series

2021 TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Charleston Walk and Talk Tours
Dates and Tickets

The Fall Tours and Master Series

Charleston Historical Tours

Each Friday and Saturday from 2-5 PM, guests are invited to visit 4-6 houses and gardens in the Old and Historic District. These tours include an informative and entertaining walk along private house piazzas and porches where docents will delight guests with tidbits of architecture, history, and lore. In some instances, guests will be invited behind the garden gate to enjoy some of the finest enchanting private gardens in the historic district. Tours may also include an interior or two!  $75 per person. $65 Preservation Society members.

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Friday, October 8 | South of Broad

Saturday, October 9 | The Battery

Friday, October 15 | King Street

Saturday, October 16 | Church Street

Friday, October 22 | Ansonborough

Saturday, October 23 | Rainbow Row

Friday, October 29 | South of Broad

Saturday, October 30 | The Battery

Friday, November 5 | Tradd Street

Saturday, November 6 | South of Broad

Piazzas and Gardens Tours
Historical Tours Charleston

Each Thursday from 2-5 PM, a Preservation Society of Charleston staff member or noted expert in their field will lead guests on a behind-the-scenes tour for a rare opportunity to dive deeper into Charleston’s unique architecture and cultural heritage. In most instances, guests will be invited into some of the finest houses. Each tour is unique. $150 per person. $135 Preservation Society members.

 

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Thursday, October 7

Thursday, October 14

Thursday, October 21

Thursday, November 4

Master Architecture Series
A beautiful garden featured in the Preservation Society of Charleston's Master Garden Series tour.

Each Wednesday from 2-5 PM, guests will visit several private gardens not usually open on bigger tours. This series of garden tours is designed for the garden enthusiast and will be led by a landscape architect, garden designer, or professional horticulturist. In addition to visiting some of the most beautiful gardens in the country, guests will learn about subjects ranging from Charleston’s rich horticultural heritage, its diverse and rich flora, and the latest gardening trends.  $150 per person. $135 Preservation Society members.

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Wednesday, October 13

Wednesday, October 20

Wednesday, October 27

Wednesday, November 3

Master Garden Series
Charleston Photography Tours

Each Friday from 9-12 PM, photographer Richard Spencer will lead a small group of guests through Charleston’s French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods, alleyways, and hidden paths to capture some of the most charming and picturesque vignettes. All levels of photographers and types of cameras are welcome. $75 per person. This tour begins at Washington Park at 80 Broad Street, at the corner of Broad and Meeting Streets, at 9  AM.

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Friday, October 15

Friday, October 22

Friday, October 29

Friday, November 5

Master Photography Series
Charleston Walk and Talk Tours

Led by Certified City of Charleston Guides, this series is for those wanting to delve deeper into the historical events and people that have shaped our city. Hear facts about architecture and people whose fascinating stories made Charleston what it is today. Walking tours are approximately 2-2.5 hours in length. $35 per person. $30 Preservation Society members.  

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The Amazing Buildings of Charleston (ABCs)

Charleston Well-Preserved

Grimké Sisters: First Women Abolitionists and Suffragists

Haunted Charleston

Leading Ladies of Charleston

Mystique of Charleston

Revolutionary Charleston

Exploring Charleston’s Neighborhoods

Master History Series: Walks and Talks
Preservation Society of Charleston Virtual Tours

Take a virtual step inside a classic Charleston single house, a townhouse along Rainbow Row, or one of the many mechanics’ houses and dependencies in the city. Tours will include houses in the midst of a restoration and houses that have been meticulously restored and will be guided by professional preservationists, historians, and architects.

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5 East Battery (The Pink House)

89 East Bay (Rainbow Row)

173 Broad Street – Prioleau-Miles House

Tradd Street – Charles Elliott House

1 Water Street

 

Virtual Tours

                                            

          

           

            
                   
     

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!