The Fall Tours

Eat/Stay/Shop

*PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF CHARLESTON SHOP

SHOPPING

The story of Charleston is well  told through its artisans. Bakers, candlemakers,  and carpenters supplied the new colony with the craft and skills needed to sustain the new inhabitants.  As the city grew and prospered, cabinet makers and silversmiths added luxury touches, while the German merchants of the late 19th century stocked King Street with clothing , leather products, and groceries.   That story continues in the artisans and craftsmen of today’s Charleston. The Preservation Society proudly presents these modern “makers” – who continue the legacy of Charleston’s past today.

HOURS: M-T 10-5; Friday 10-7; Sat 10-5; Sun 11-4
(843) 722-4630  www.preservationsociety.org

Amelia Whaley, a Charleston licensed tour guide

Attractions

Enjoy an “up close and personal” walking tour of the most historic part of Charleston - the walled city - with Amelia Whaley, a Charleston licensed tour guide. Amelia “Mimi” Whaley, Licensed Charleston Tour Guide 843.817.9246 www.touringcharlestonsc.com

Carol Ezell-Gilson and Lee Ann Bain

Attractions

Carol Ezell-Gilson and Lee Ann Bain created the Invention of Wings/Grimké Sisters Tour in 2014 for the Preservation Society.  In 2015, Carol and Lee Ann created the Charleston Ironwork Tour for the Society.  Both tours remain popular and have helped raise funds for the Society's important preservation work in Charleston.  
Carol Ezell-Gilson: 843.478.8414, www.ezellgilson.com
Lee Ann Bain: 843.822.5248, www.walkcharlestonhistory.com

Drayton Hall

Attractions

Drayton Hall, c. 1738, is America's oldest unrestored plantation home still open to the public. Admission includes Guided House Tour, Connections Program: From Africa to America, interactive landscape tour, African-American cemetery, nature walks, Museum Shop.  3380 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC. 843-769-2600. www.draytonhall.org.

Ruth Miller, Tour Guide

Attractions

Local Historian Ruth Miller: Tour Guide – Private Walking Tours & Step-on Guide Service.  Group and Banquet Speaker - Talks oriented to the interests of your group. Author - Charleston Charlie, History of The Old Exchange, Touring the Tombstones. Please visit www.LowCountryInc.com for references.

Sallie Avice du Buisson

Attractions

A Charleston native and licensed guide offering private walking tours of the historic district that compliment The Fall House and Garden Tours. Also offering small group tours to plantations.
Advance reservations recommended. Please call 843.224.1780 or email sadub@comcast.net

The Sound of Charleston

Attractions

Enjoy the music of Charleston's history - gospel, Gershwin, Civil War, jazz and light classics - in live weekly concerts at Circular Congregational Church. Frommer's Guide calls it "the best night out in the city...a must-see performance". October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 7 PM. For show details, schedule, and ticket info at www.soundofcharleston.com or 843.270.4903.

Blind Tiger Pub

Dining

BLIND TIGER is Charleston’s original “speakeasy” pub, and has been voted best in Charleston for decades and counting.  Experience local lifestyle at its finest in our historic courtyard with specialty cocktails,  local craft beers, Charleston’s most extensive whisky collection, and award winning pub fare.  We are located at 36 Broad Street and open every day for lunch, dinner, and bar service.  Don’t forget Sunday brunch after church!  No visit to historic Charleston is complete without a trip to the Blind Tiger. 36-38 Broad Street  www.blindtigerchs.com  No reservations needed!

Cafe Framboise

Dining

Café Framboise is an Authentic French Cafe serving healthy breakfast and lunch options with a specialization in French Patisserie. Everything is made from scratch with no preservatives or mixes and using only fresh and natural ingredients. Full Breakfast and Lunch, serving gourmet food freshly made on site like Crepes, Sandwiches, Quiches, Soups, Salads, and many more. Located just around the corner from the Preservation Society, at 159 Market Street (King and Market)

www.cafeframboise.com | 159 Market Street, Charleston

Charleston Grill

Dining

Just in from the buzz of King Street lies the acclaimed Forbes Four Star Charleston Grill.  Featuring a unique balance of Southern, French and Contemporary cuisines and nightly local jazz creates an elegant, yet relaxed ambiance.  From the impeccable service to the nearly 1,300-label wine list, Charleston Grill is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

224 King Street Downtown
843-577-4522 
www.charlestongrill.com

LeFarfalle Osteria

Dining

Join us for Lunch, Dinner, or cocktails, this Italian gem has something for everyone! Located at 15 Beaufain Street and tucked away just one block off of King Street near the Charleston Place Hotel. Walk-ins always welcome, or call 843.212.0920 to make advance reservations.
15 Beaufain Street 843.212.0920 www.lefarfallecharleston.com

The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar

Dining

Casual dining featuring Lowcountry specialties reminiscent of the old south. Noted for award-winning shrimp & grits and Certified SC farm fresh ingredients artfully prepared by Chef Daniel James. Overlooks historic Marion Square and features live (take out jazz) piano on weekends. Located in the historic Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street. 843.724.8888 http://francismarionhotel.com/swamp-fox-restaurant/

Belmond Charleston Place

Lodging

Charleston's landmark luxury hotel, located just steps from the famous City Market, historic homes, museums, churches and renowned restaurants. World-class newly renovated accommodations including the private access Club Level, full-service Spa, Four Diamond dining as well as more than 20 boutiques on the lobby level.

205 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-722-4900 
Belmond.com/CharlestonPlace

Francis Marion Hotel

Lodging

Landmark hotel built in 1924.  Historic Hotels of America. Premier location on Upper King, in the Historic District across from Marion Square. Upscale accommodations with the most scenic views. Amenities include Swamp Fox Restaurant, comp WiFi, concierge, valet, Spa Adagio and Starbucks. 843.722.0600 Toll free 877.756.2121 www.francismarioncharleston.com

The Cottages On Charleston Harbor

Lodging

Where relaxation meets sophistication. Featured as one of Southern Living’s “Best Places to Stay in Charleston,”  The Cottages on Charleston Harbor offer ten two-bedroom luxury cottages with a spacious living area, full kitchen, and a private screened-in porch complete with your own private hammock.  Guests enjoy breakfast, daily housekeeping and parking included with their stay. 866.901.2688 www.thecottagesoncharlestonharbor.com

CAMERON STEWART

Real Estate and Services

CAMERON STEWART is an award-winning and nationally published luxury interior design firm in Charleston, South Carolina. We implement our passion, knowledge and love for interiors and preservation to create unique, functional environments, allowing our clients to live, work, and play in a beautiful state. Cameron Schwabenton, principal of CAMERON STEWART is NCIDQ certified and a LEED accredited professional and has a masters in historic preservation. Recent project publications include Interior Design, Boutique Design, House Beautiful, and New England Home Magazines. Cameron was recently selected as a 2017 New Trad, Rising Star of Design, by Traditional Home magazine.
843-352-2532  www.cameronstewartdesign.com  

Knight Printing and Graphics

Real Estate and Services

Knight Printing and Graphics offers a wide variety of print and graphic design services. Knight knows that your success is our success. That is why we have built our reputation on quality, dedication and determination by providing you with high-end, custom printing and design.
www.knightpandg.com 843.747.9659

Lois Lane Properties

Real Estate and Services

LOIS LANE PROPERTIES – 9 Broad Street
From distinctive period architecture, lively neighborhoods and a thriving cultural scene to unspoiled coastal islands and beaches, Lowcountry living is inspired living. Let our team of experienced brokers help you find your place in Charleston to call home. (843) 577-2900. View our properties at LoisLaneProperties.com

Margaret Donaldson Interiors

Real Estate and Services

Margaret Donaldson Interiors is a full-service interior design firm specializing in luxury residential design and historic renovations in the Charleston area. The ability to understand and exceed our clients’ expectations, combined with the highest level of organization, creativity and attention to detail have made MDI one of Charleston’s most well-respected design firms for over 30 years.

www.margaretdonaldsoninteriors.com | (843) 722-2640

Rosen & Associates, Inc - Consulting Engineers

Real Estate and Services

Rosen & Associates, Inc. 65 Broad Street Phone: 843 882-7623

*Preservation Society of Charleston Shop

Shopping

The story of Charleston is well  told through its artisans. Bakers, candlemakers,  and carpenters supplied the new colony with the craft and skills needed to sustain the new inhabitants.  As the city grew and prospered, cabinet makers and silversmiths added luxury touches, while the German merchants of the late 19th century stocked King Street with clothing , leather products, and groceries.   That story continues in the artisans and craftsmen of today’s Charleston. The Preservation Society proudly presents these modern “makers” – who continue the legacy of Charleston’s past today.

HOURS: Daily 10-5
(843) 723-2775  www.preservationsociety.org

Charleston Carry

Shopping

Introducing the perfect Charleston sercy souvenir and accessory - The Original Sweetgrass Southern Sipper Purse. Recently featured in the press as a "locally made favorite", the Charleston Carry™ "Southern Sipper" and "Soirée Sipper" purses capture the rich, historic heritage of the Lowcountry. Featuring 5th generation handwoven sweetgrass handles, dressmaker details and pineapple brass buttons. Perfectly poised for popular Southern occasions, antebellum dinner and cocktails, historic walking tours and sunset sails along the battery… just to name a few. You are invited to read our story at www.charlestoncarry.com

Charleston Gardenworks

Shopping

Outdoor antiques and unique objects including garden furniture, planters, statuary, and ironwork for the home and garden. Full inventory online and in two downtown shops:
Antiques & Interiors Market on King 648 King St. Charleston, SC
Fritz Porter Design Emporium 701 East Bay St. Charleston, SC
www.charlestongardenworks.com patrick@charlestongardenworks.com 843.822.1412
Instagram: charlestongardenworks

Croghan's Jewel Box

Shopping

One family, One hundred years, specializing in jewelry, estate jewelry and silver, and unique gifts
308 King Street www.croghansjewelbox.com 843.723.3594

Gold Creations

Shopping

Gold Creations in the historic Charleston Market, has been charming visitors and locals for over 40 years. Our collections stem from rich, local history including Charleston Charms, Rice Beads, and Charleston Gates. Every trip to Charleston should include an outing to the Market. Visit Gold Creations and take home a piece of Charleston.

74. S. Market St. Charleston, SC
843.970.1289/ 800.843.1474
www.GoldCreationsChas.com/Society
shop@GoldCreationsChas.com
Social: GoldCreationsSC

Hagan Fine Art Gallery & Studio

Shopping

Visit 177 King Street to tour The Hidden Art Courtyard & view 2 huge floors of original paintings & sculptures by 37 acclaimed artists from 12 countries. See the working art studios of Charleston artist Karen Hewitt Hagan and Artist in Residence Mary Ann Cope. Enter 177 King and let us inspire you!

www.HaganFineArt.com | (843) 901-8124