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

*Blind Tiger Pub - 2018 Curated Private Gardens Sponsor

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. No reservations needed!

36-38 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401 
(843) 872-6700  
Blind Tiger 

*Handsome Properties - 2018 Historic Walking Tour Sponsor

Real Estate and Services

Handsome Properties, Inc. is a boutique firm representing luxury Charleston real estate in historic downtown, Lowcountry waterfront, and surrounding Charleston areas. 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.
- Debbie Fisher, Broker-in-Charge
Email Debbie  

285 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 727 6460
Handsome Properties 

*Koozer Painting, Inc - 2018 Four for $40 Sponsor

Real Estate and Services

Here at Koozer Painting, our team of skilled painters can help with any of your painting needs. We're dedicated to quality, and take pride in knowing that we provide some of the best painting services in the Charleston area. Whether you're looking to brighten your kitchen with a fresh coat of paint, or painting the entire exterior of your home, Koozer Painting is the company for you.

We offer a variety of painting services in the Greater Charleston area. We specialize in restoration work in historic downtown Charleston, but we can accommodate any customer's painting needs. Our painters are professionally trained and managed, which means that you can put your trust in Koozer Painting to get the job done right the first time. We stand by our work, and we won't leave until each customer is satisfied.

(843) 881-2212 
Koozer Painting 

Abide A While

Shopping

Since 1957, Abide A While has blossomed. A family owned and operated business, they are passionate about helping gardeners of all ages and abilities become successful. Whether you’re outfitting a backyard or a front porch, shopping for perennials or pajamas, Abide A While has everything you need and all you could want.
Email Abide A While 

1460 Hwy 17 North Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-9738 
Abide A While 

Auro Hotels - Riverview Cluster

Lodging

Enjoy one of three Marriott hotels beautifully situated downtown on the Ashley River surrounded by tranquil marinas and marshland.  We are just 2 miles from the Historic District. Our hotels have what you are looking for, from free parking to full suites, or free breakfast to pet-friendly. 

1-888-724-9647

Courtyard Charleston Waterfront 

Springhill Suites Charleston Downtown Riverview 

Residence Inn Charleston Downtown Riverview 

TownPlace Suites Charleston Airport/Convention Center 

Bar Mash

Dining

Led by Bar Manager Kyle Degolyer, Bar Mash is a cozy American whiskey and beer bar offering a throughtfully crafted selection of domestic whiskeys, beer, wine and craft cocktails. With an extensive American-driven spirits collection and menu of elevated bar food, Mash also houses entertainment options including a bocce court, shuffle board, the 80's arcade game defender, and an old-fashioned jukebox.

 

701 East Bay Street Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 793-2636
Bar Mash 

 

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 Charleston Place 

Bistro A Vin

Dining

Bistro A Vin is located in the quiet corner of Archdale and Market Street.  Cozy and sleek, and set in a 1800s building, it has a “home sweet home” feel with brick walls, polished wood floors and tables, a comfortable bar with seating all along, and a quiet outdoor patio.

40 Archdale St Charleston, SC 29401 
(843) 974-4441
Tues-Thurs 4-10pm
Fri, Sat, Sun 3-10pm
Bistro A Vin

BoomTown

Real Estate and Services

BoomTown is a software platform designed to help real estate professionals generate leads, manage contacts, and run their business better. Over 40,000 of the industry’s best use our products to close more deals. Their success is trademarked with growth. It’s why the Real Trends Thousand is dominated by BoomTown clients. We bring the technology and experts to turn opportunities into closings.

(855) 404-5520
BoomTown

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)

159 Market Street Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 414-7241 
Cafe Framboise 

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
Lee Ann Bain: (843) 822-5248

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

Charleston Magazine

Attractions

As the city’s premier and longest-standing high-end lifestyle magazine, Charleston embodies the beauty, style, and sophistication of our much-celebrated region. Our award-winning combination of compelling journalism and superb photography and design has created the largest and most loyal audience of readers in the Lowcountry.  

Charleston Magazine

Croghan's Jewel Box

Shopping

One family, one hundred years, specializing in jewelry, estate jewelry and silver, and unique gifts

308 King Street Charleston, SC 29401
 (843) 723-3594
Croghans Jewel Box 

Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty

Real Estate and Services

Our company was founded in 1983 and since joining forces with Sotheby’s in 2007, Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty has set itself apart by offering top level client services with industry leading marketing capabilities and an internationally respected brand. To date, our company has sold well over $2 Billion in volume, all without litigation. 

33 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-7150
Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty 

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 29414
(843) 769-2600
Drayton Hall 

East Bay Deli

Dining

East Bay Deli is a New York Style Deli with a Southern twist!  Our DELIcious sandwiches, wraps, giant spuds, extensive salad bar and DELIghtful desserts are sure to please!  Also serving breakfast, catering for events and WE DELIVER!  Visit our website for online ordering, to see our menu and locations.

334 East Bay Street Ste H Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-1234
East Bay Deli 

Eclectic Tours of Charleston

Attractions

Original walking tours with travel writer and licensed tour guide Jill Paris. You won't find these tours anywhere else in Charleston. Perfect for ladies' groups, bachelorette, romantics, and lovers of beauty. Pretty. Unique.

To book please:

Email Jill
Call (843) 806-9915
Or visit our website at Walk Tours Charleston 

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.

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

George C. Birlant & Co. (Antiques)

Shopping

191 King Street. Since 1922, third-generation direct importers of Charleston’s finest collection of personally selected 18th & 19th century English Furniture, Silver, Porcelain, Crystal, Brass, Fireplace Fenders, Longcase Clocks and Lighting Fixtures. Exclusive makers of the original CHARLESTON BATTERY BENCH®. 

Email George C. Birlant & Co 

191 King Street Charleston, SC 29401
Mon – Sat 10:00–5:30 FREE Parking behind store.
(843) 722-3842
George C. Birlant & Co (Antiques) 

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 29401
(843) 970-1289 or (800) 843-1474
shop@GoldCreationsChas.com
Social: GoldCreationsSC
Gold Creations 

Harold's Cabin

Dining

Proud recipient of a 2017 Carolopolis Award, Harold’s Cabin is a reimagined corner store, cafe and restaurant concept, housed in the same building on the corner of President and Congress Streets as the original Harold’s Cabin, which served the residents of Charleston’s Westside neighborhood from the 1920s to the 1950s. The new Harold’s Cabin is open Tuesday through Sunday, serving breakfast, lunch, brunch & dinner. 

247 Congress Street Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 793-4440
Harold's Cabin

Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant

Lodging

When you stay with us, you’re not just staying anywhere, you are staying at the Hotel Indigo Mount Pleasant. We are a unique hotel that combines modern design and local experiences with true Southern Hospitality. Our Southern Charm is evident from the moment you walk through the doors. We keep it local, so you can truly appreciate our neighborhood and feel immersed in our culture. Our front desk agents know where to get the freshest seafood, the best drinks, and the greatest night out.

250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-6000
Hotel Indigo 

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 Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 853-9622 
J.Jilich Design & Associates 

Joan Crosby

Shopping

STYLE*SERVICE*SELECTION

Since 1950 three generations of ladies from grandmother, to mother, to daughter have continued their fond tradition of shopping at family owned Joan Crosby for a very good reason. It's all right here! The perfect collection of sportswear, swimwear, and everywear for all seasons of the year and wherever your day takes you at home or abroad- no matter the temperature or the time zone. 

208A King Street Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 937-5084
Joan Crosby

Le Farfalle Osteria

Dining

Join us for Lunch, Dinner, or cocktails, this Italian gem has something for everyone! Located at 15 Beaufain Street and tucked away just one block off of King Street near the Charleston Place Hotel. Walk-ins always welcome, or call 843.212.0920 to make advance reservations.

15 Beaufain Street Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 212-0920
Le Farfalle 

Lois Lane Properties

Real Estate and Services

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.

9 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-2900.
Lois Lane Properites 

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.

1557 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 722-2640
Margaret Donaldson Interiors 

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 Charleston, SC 29401 
(843) 724-7205
Belmond Charleston Place 

Mercantile and Mash

Dining

Mercantile and Mash is a gourmet food emporium, located in the recently renovated Cigar Factory on East Bay Street.  

Offering a unique selection of homemade items and local products, Mercantile and Mash features charcuterie, cheese, wine, baked goods, locally roasted coffee, grab-and-go items, gifts and cookware, and other gourmet food essentials. Priding themselves on hospitality and service, Mercantile and Mash offers the highest quality of ingredients and products availale on the Peninsula. 

701 East Bay Street Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 793-2636
Mercantile and Mash 

MUSE Restaurant & Wine Bar

Dining

A favorite of Charleston locals, this little secret at 82 Society St serves fresh fish, seafood, savory meats, & homemade bread & pasta, all prepared in the Mediterranean tradition.  With the feel of a European Villa, MUSE transports you to another place & time, where the cuisine, 80 wines by the glass, great cocktails, & craft beers may be enjoyed in one of the quaint rooms, at the cozy bar or on the outdoor terrace.

82 Society Street Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 571-1102
MUSE  

Oliver Pluff and Company

Shopping

Oliver Pluff & Company recreates early American tea, toddies, and coffee for historical sites and gourmet markets.  We help National Parks and historic sites tell their stories through historic beverages and signature custom packing. Oliver Pluff & Company is a Veteran owned small business.

Oliver Pluff & Company is sold in the Preservation Society of Charleston Shop at 147 King Street Charleston 

(843) 779-6622 
Oliver Pluff 

Remark Landscape Architecture

Real Estate and Services

Remark is a Landscape Architecture studio focused on innovative design, client service and sustainable practices.We work regionally on private gardens, public parks, commercial and institutional projects.  We collaborate with the client from the conceptual phase through construction to ensure a dynamic design and high performance landscape. 

Email Remark 

430 North Hanover St Charleston, SC 29403 
(843) 952-7817
Remark Studio LLC 

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

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 
Spa Adagio 

St. John Knits Boutique

Shopping

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 

Stephanie Wilson-Hartzog

Real Estate and Services

Stephanie Wilson-Hartzog is one of Charleston’s top producing REALTORS®.  She is part of The Cassina Group, Charleston’s innovation-driven real estate firm who has a proven reputation for delivering stronger results through leading-edge technology and building lasting relationships.

Email Stephanie 

The Cassina Group, 309 Coleman Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

(843) 364-1386
www.findingcharlestonahome.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
The Cottages on Charleston Harbor 

The Dessert Tea Room at St. Johannes

Dining

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.

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 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 7 PM.

(843) 270-4903
For show details, schedule, and ticket info at Sound of Charleston 

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
The Swamp Fox Restaurant 

Tick Tock Concierge

Attractions

We give back the most precious commodity - TIME by offering luxury bespoke personal concierge services to individuals, families and businesses in Asheville, Charleston and through out the southeast. We offer personalized services tailored to the individual and unique needs of our clients.

Founded in 2013 by Kara E Candler, Tick Tock is a natural choice for clients who lead demanding lives and who are in need of freeing up time in their day-to-day schedules.

Tick Tock Concierge 

Two Meeting Street Inn

Lodging

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.

(888)723-7322 
www.twomeetingstreet.com

Wyndham Vacation Rentals

Lodging

Description: Discover a new way to get away with Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Offering over 450 private homes and villas across Charleston’s five unique island towns, we have the perfect vacation rental to get away from it all, while being just a short drive from the charms of downtown Charleston.

(866) 270-9141

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