Historic Markers

Since 1959, the Preservation Society’s Historic Markers Program has offered the general public opportunity to learn about Charleston’s significant buildings, structures, and objects, as well as outstanding events and people involved in local, state, and/or national history.

Application Form

Historic Markers Program Overview

The Historic Markers program is one of the PSC’s longest-standing initiatives that has evolved and grown since its inception in the 1950s. Some of our markers are even historic themselves by federal standards (50 years old or older)! Educating the community about Charleston’s history has always been at the core of our work, but now more than ever, our focus is telling the stories of the people behind the buildings and their important contributions.

The PSC’s Historic Markers program is one of the tools in our toolkit for contributing to a fuller narrative of Charleston’s history. Below is a new searchable database of the nearly 150 markers that have been erected across Charleston since the program’s inception. We invite you to explore this resource and share your ideas for new marker locations throughout the Lowcountry!

Continue reading below the map for information on the Historic Marker application process and eligibility criteria.