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 Charleston Symphony Orchestra

Attractions

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra provides inspirational performances of symphonic and chamber music throughout Charleston. Presenting Beethoven’s thunderous Ode to Joy on October 13 & 14 with 200 chorus members and four soloists, and a Pops performance of John Williams’ memorable music on October 26 at the Gaillard Center. www.CharlestonSymphony.org

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.

82 Queen

Dining

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.

82 Queen Street
www.82queen.com | 843.723.7591

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

A regional Italian Restaurant nestled in Harleston Village just off of King Street. Featuring authentic, hand-made pastas, craft cocktails and the best patio on the peninsula. 15 Beaufain Street 843.212.0920 www.lefarfallecharleston.com

Meeting at Market

Dining

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
843-724-7205
Belmond.com/CharlestonPlace

MUSE Restaurant & Wine Bar

Dining

 

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. http://charlestonmuse.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  

Dunes Properties

Real Estate and Services

DUNES PROPERTIES: A locally-owned boutique real estate, vacation rental and property management company serving the Charleston area since 1989 with offices in Downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, Kiawah/Seabrook, and our newest location in Mount Pleasant.  Nobody knows the Charleston Coast Better® www.dunesproperties.com . 800-476-8444

The Real Estate Studio of Dunes Properties
214 King Street Charleston, SC 29401
1400 Palm Blvd Isle of Palms, SC 29451
31 Center Street Folly Beach, SC 29439
1887 Andell Bluff Blvd Johns Island, SC 29455
835 Coleman Blvd Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

 

J. Jilich Design & Associates

Real Estate and Services

Established in 1989, J. Jilich Design & Associates is a full-service interior design firm that focuses on timeless, classic design in Charleston and surrounding areas. With the primary goal of translating clients’ individual ideas into a personalized, cohesive design, an exceptional level of service is offered from beginning to end.  112-B Bull Street  843.853.9622  www.jjilichdesign.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

LeGrand Elebash, Handsome Properties

Real Estate and Services

LeGrand Elebash, a Charleston Native, has over 16 years of real estate experience in the Charleston area. Handsome Properties, Inc., is a locally owned boutique firm specializing in historic downtown and Lowcountry waterfront property. Built on a firm foundation of knowledge, ethics, and teamwork, Handsome Properties provides clients with expert knowledge of the Charleston community and its history, architecture, and culture.
285 Meeting Street www.legrand-elebash.com 843.810.6450

LIOLLIO ARCHITECTURE

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 liollio.com for more info.

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

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation

Real Estate and Services

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation was the first not -for- profit and only all-volunteer run organization in the United States to focus on adult autism, and has been blazing trails since 2002. Our model programs, endowed funds at leading universities, resources, public policy and awareness initiatives are person-centered and derive from the needs and hopes of the diverse population of adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. For more information visit: www.djfiddlefoundation.org

*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) 722-4630  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

Corrigan Gallery

Shopping

Corrigan Gallery llc is a contemporary fine art gallery representing local artists and the estate of Elizabeth O’Neill Verner.  Other second market pieces are available.  Find the perfect artwork for your collection at any budget level.  Located in historic downtown on Broad Street we are open 6 days a week.
7 Broad Street Charleston 843.722.9868 www.corrigangallery.com

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

Grey Ghost Bakery

Shopping

Grey Ghost Bakery Cookies are scratch-made and hand formed in it's James Island bakery, using legendary Southern family recipes. Created with love, and old-fashioned butter, sugar, flour, and eggs, Grey Ghost cookies will transport you back in time and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Find our sweet treats at The Preservation Society's store on King St., or order online!
www.greyghostbakery.comhttp://www.greyghostbakery.com 803.238.1123.

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

Spa Adagio

Shopping

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 http://francismarionhotel.com/accomodations/spa-adagio/