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

Amelia Whaley, a Charleston licensed tour guide


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

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
Belmond Charleston Place 

Carol Ezell-Gilson and Lee Ann Bain


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
Lee Ann Bain: (843) 822-5248

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 Charleston, SC 29401 
(843) 577-4522 
Charleston Grill

Charleston Stage


Charleston Stage, South Carolina's largest professional theatre company in residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre, “America’s First Theatre”, produces a full season of plays and musicals. Their acclaimed, full-scale productions light up the stage with professional casts, stunning scenery, dazzling costumes and brilliant lights! For performance schedule, visit or call (843) 577-7183.

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.

387 King Street Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-0600 Toll free (877) 756-2121 
Francis Marion Hotel 

Lynch Cracraft Wealth Management of Raymond Jones

Real Estate and Services

Whether you're thinking about your own retirement or tasked with managing a retirement plan for your company, your have goals in mind - from accumulating assets to making them last. For more than 20 years, we've been helping individuals and companies in Charleston - with goals like yours - pursue them. 
Lynch Cracraft Wealth Management of Raymond Jones 



Located steps from Waterfront Park in the Historic French Quarter of Downtown Charleston, Revival offers modern, yet relaxed dining with a focus on recipes and/or ingredients from South Carolina’s past. Dinner Nightly, 5-10pm. Complimentary Valet Parking. 162 East Bay Street.

Sallie Avice du Buisson


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

St. John Knits Boutique


At the St. John Boutique in Charleston we are at your service to help you discover a wardrobe that suits every part of your lifestyle. Whether you’re dressing for a luncheon or finding that perfect wedding look, the Charleston boutique wardrobe specialists are there to give you a personal and luxury shopping experience. We also offer specialty services such as alterations, complimentary delivery within the downtown Charleston area and private wardrobe consultations. 

124 Market Street Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5888
St. John Knits Charleston 

The Dessert Tea Room at St. Johannes


The Dessert Tea Room at St. Johannes is a separate but traditional part of the Preservation Society of Charleston’s Fall Tour of Homes in Ansonborough. The 1878 church’s German heritage is evident in the large array of desserts prepared by members, served on church china and signature teapots. The tea room is located in Gatch Hall, 43 Anson Street and will be open from 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Two Meeting Street Inn


Come stay where the locals live. Quiet luxury on the Battery where the past meets the present. Known as the "Most Romantic Bed and Breakfast in the South". With a plethora of exclusive amenities, unparalleled views, and personal attention, this historic mansion beckons to an era gone by when relaxation was an art.