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Preservation Society’s Annual Fall Tours Tickets Now on Sale

preservation-admin , June 16, 2021

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CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – In celebration of Charleston, SC, the Preservation Society of Charleston’s Fall Tours & Master Series offers guests rich and rare glimpses into a city defined by its historic architecture, intimate gardens, and diverse cultural heritage. Now in its 45th year, the annual Fall Tours & Master Series serves as one of the Preservation Society’s signature educational events. The tours and master series will be interpreted by architects, historians, preservationists, and local story-tellers. Tours will take place Tuesdays-Saturdays between October 7 and November 6, 2021. Tickets are now on sale and are limited.

“We are incredibly grateful that homeowners and stewards of Charleston’s wonderful historic properties open their houses, piazzas, and gardens for us to share with the community every year,” said Preservation Society Executive Director, Kristopher King. “Without these residents dedicated to architecture and preservation, Charleston would not be the city we all love so much.”

With this year’s lineup of Fall Tours & Master Series events, the PSC hopes to spark interest in the city’s rich and storied past, shine a light on the pressing issues threatening Charleston, and showcase the remarkable architecture, gardens, and neighborhoods in and around the city.

Piazzas and Gardens 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.

Master Architecture Series Each Thursday from 2-5 PM, a Preservation Society of Charleston staff member or noted expert in their field will interpret 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.

Master Garden Series 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 interpreted 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.

Master Photography Series 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. 

Master History Series: Walking Tours Designed and led by professional, 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.

Tickets for tours are limited and advance reservation is recommended. For more information on Fall Tours & Master Series programs and to reserve your spot, visit or call 843.405.1050.

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About the Preservation Society of Charleston: Founded in 1920, the Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) is the oldest grassroots preservation organization in the nation. The Society is more resilient than ever as it enters its second century of recognizing, protecting, and advocating for the Lowcountry’s historic places, while serving as a strong advocacy leader for citizens concerned about preserving Charleston’s distinctive character, quality of life, and diverse neighborhoods. For more information on the Preservation Society of Charleston, please visit


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