The Fall Tours




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

Carol Ezell-Gilson and Lee Ann Bain


Carol Ezell-Gilson and Lee Ann Bain
Developers and guides of the Charleston Preservation and Invention of Wings/Grimké Sisters tours.,

Croghan's Jewel Box


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

Hagan Fine Art Gallery & Studio


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! | (843) 901-8124

Ruth Miller, Tour Guide


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 for references.

Spa Adagio


Spa Adagio, a day spa, blends friendly smiles, soothing aromas and relaxing sounds with an educated and experienced staff to guarantee you will leave feeling rejuvenated and renewed.  Located in the historic Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street.  843.577.2444

The Sound of Charleston


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 or 843.270.4903.

82 Queen


82 Queen Street | 843.723.7591

82 Queen is known for its gracious Southern hospitality and fresh local cuisine. Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, the restaurant is spread throughout three buildings with eleven quaint dining areas including a turn-of-the-century courtyard featuring a mammoth Magnolia tree.

Charleston Grill


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

Meeting at Market


Meeting at Market, an upscale pub for sporting enthusiasts. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the historic City Market, the pub offers multiple flat screen televisions, 20 rotating craft beers complimented by elevated bar fare like Duck Confit Sliders and Truffle Chicken Salad.

130 Market Street

MUSE Restaurant & Wine Bar



This Locals’ Favorite is tucked away in a historic home with a charming restaurant, outdoor patio & cozy bar.  Cuisine inspired by Mediterranean Europe features fresh fish, seafood, savory meats, and homemade pasta and bread. 75 Wines are offered by the glass complemented by an extensive bottle list & full bar.

The Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar


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 

Belmond Charleston Place


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

Francis Marion Hotel


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

The Cottages On Charleston Harbor


Stay where relaxation meets sophistication, featured as one of Southern Living's "Best Places to Stay in Charleston," The Cottages on Charleston Harbor offer nine two-bedroom cottages with spacious living areas, full kitchens, and private porches. Enjoy a Continental break, daily housekeeping and experience waterfront views unlike any other. 843.849.2300


Real Estate and Services

Liollio believes that historic preservation is never simply about conserving a building - preservation should also consider the character and spirit of a place and the people who've inhabited it.  Our clients have entrusted us with buildings both grand and modest, both museum-quality restorations and adaptive reuses, all in keeping with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and within our clients’ means.  Visit for more info.

Gold Creations


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
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Margaret Donaldson Interiors


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. | (843) 722-2640