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

Abide A While

Shopping

Since 1957, Abide A While has blossomed. A family owned and operated business, we 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 

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

Auro Hotels

Lodging

Enjoy Charleston’s abundant history while staying in our cozy, yet modernly-appointed Marriott hotels.  Choose to relax at our waterfront and marina locations, or our trendy outlet location.  Whichever you choose, you will take home nothing but extraordinary memories.

www.SpringhillSuitesCharleston.com

www.ResidenceInnCharleston.com

www.CourtyardCharlestonWaterfront.com

www.TownePlaceCharleston.com

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 

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

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

Carolina Landscape Service Inc

Attractions

A premier residential landscape design, build, and maintenance company servicing the Charleston area since 1958. We are proud to show our support of the Preservation Society of Charleston and are honored to be showcased in the Fall Tour series. 

730 Upon the Hill Rd 
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 795-4769
Carolina Landscape 

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 Stage

Attractions

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 CharlestonStage.com or call (843) 577-7183.

Charming Inns

Lodging

Charming Inns® is a family-owned and operated collection of historic inns and restaurants in the beloved city of Charleston. Founded in 1982, we take pride in honoring the unique histories of each of our one-of-a-kind properties and an award-winning restaurant.

www.CharmingInns.com 

Citadel Enterprises, Inc

Real Estate and Services

Since 1991, Citadel Enterprises is a trusted Charleston family-owned custom remodeling company offering home renovation and design modifications to restore, maintain and enhance the beauty and value of your home.

523 Wando Lane 
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-4303
Citadel Enterprises, Inc

Corrigan Gallery

Shopping

Presenting local contemporary and artists of the Charleston Renaissance, Corrigan Gallery is in its 14th year of 6-10 shows a year of works by museum artists and those heading that way. Second market works of note are also available including Matisse and William Halsey. Visit also for the secret garden. 

(843) 722-9868
7 Broad Street Charleston
Corrigan Gallery 

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 Island Real Estate

Real Estate and Services

For more than 20 years, Daniel Island Real Estate has been the definitive expert on Charleston's Island Town. Now, our experienced team of sales associates are drawing upon their vast knowledge of the Charleston real estate market to help clients successfully navigate the process of buying or selling a home anywhere in the Lowcountry. 

(843) 971-7100
Daniel Island Real Estate 

Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty

Real Estate and Services

Since 1983, the community has turned to Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty for their expertise in buying and selling homes. Specializing in the Charleston luxury real estate market, Daniel Ravenel relies on their experienced professional agents coupled with their long-standing commitment to the Charleston community to offer clients the very best in real estate services.

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

Disher, Hamrick & Myers Residential Real Estate

Real Estate and Services

From Historic Downtown to the Beaches, a Leader in Charleston Real Estate since 1984. Whether buying or selling, we invite you to start your search with us. Our agents are locals, experts in the unique character of each part of town. And our comprehensive digital marketing strategy positions, prices, and presents your home for sale. 

(843) 577-4115
30 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Disher, Hamrick & Myers Residential Real Estate 

Drayton Hall

Attractions

Drayton Hall, c. 1738, is America's oldest unrestored plantation home still open to the public. Admission includes Guided House Tour, Port to Plantation interpretive presentative, self-guided landscape tour, African-American cemetery, nature walks, Museum Shop.

3380 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 769-2600
Drayton Hall 

Dunes Properties

Real Estate and Services

A locally-owned boutique real estate and vacation rental company serving the Charleston area since 1989 with offices in Downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, Kiawah/Seabrook, and Mount Pleasant. Nobody knows the Charleston Coast better®  

www.dunesproperties.com 
800-476-8444

East Bay Deli

Dining

East Bay Deli is a New York Style Deli with a Southern twist!  Voted Best Deli in Charleston since 2004, East Bay Deli serves up delicious made-to-order sandwiches, salads, wraps, giant spuds, hot dogs, burgers, extensive salad bar and Juniors desserts! Dine-in, take-out, order online or download our app and have it delivered. Feed your belly at East Bay Deli! 

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

Edmondston-Alston House

Attractions

The artifacts on display at the historically significant Edmondston-Alston House, which remains in the Alston family, tell the stories of both the Alstons and the enslaved people they owned. Alston-owned 19th century furniture, books, and other personal belongings remain in the house - much as they have since the Alstons witnessed the dramatic events of the Civil War. 

21 East Battery 
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-7171
Edmondston-Alston House 

Fort Sumter Tours and Spirit Line Cruises

Attractions

Fort Sumter Tours and SpiritLine Cruises offer tours to historic Fort Sumter where the Civil War began. We also offer public dinner cruises, nonstop harbor tours as well as private charters. Visit us at fortsumtertours.com or spiritlinecruuises.com. 843-722-BOAT

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 

Frazier Land Group, LLC

Attractions

As a locally owned full service landscaping company, we understand the importance of creating outdoor spaces that are not only attractive, but useful. At Frazier Land Group, LLC we will design, build, and maintain your outdoor living spaces. From start to finsh, we are here to facilitate all your landscaping needs. 

(843) 300-1883
Frazier Land Group, LLC 

GDC Home

Shopping

GDC Home offers a comprehensive selection of furnishings reflecting the casual elegance of the Lowcountry. Along with complimentary design services, we have everything you will need to design or update your indoor and outdoor spaces.

FURNITURE, RUGS, ACCESSORIES, LIGHTING, BEDDING, FABRICS, OUTDOOR FURNITURE

(843) 571-5142
GDC Home

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 has been charming visitors and locals alike since 1975. With collections inspired by Charleston’s rich history and culture, this family-owned store carefully curates jewelry destined to become family heirlooms. Every piece a memory, every piece a celebration. Visit us in the historic Charleston City Market 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 

Gwynn's

Shopping

The Gwynn’s of today is much more than a clothing store to the community it has served for over 50 years. Since 1967, Gwynn’s has spread its roots and reputation throughout the lowcountry and South Carolina as the gold standard in luxury retail shopping. With multiple departments and an emphasis on the customer experience, Gwynn’s is a place for Charleston to call “home.”

(843) 884-9518
916 Houston Northcutt Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Gwynn's 

Handsome Properties - Guided Walking Tours 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.
- Deborah C. Fisher, Broker-in-Charge
Email Deborah C. Fisher  

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

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. Harold’s Cabin is open Monday through Friday 4-10pm & 9am-10pm on Saturday and Sunday including happy hour, brunch & dinner. 

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

J. Jilich Design & Associates

Real Estate and Services

J. Jilich Design & Associates is well known as a preeminent interior design firm in Charleston. The focus is on timeless, classic design rather than popular trends. We believe that the primary goal is to translate our client's individual ideas into a unique and cohesive design especially with historic concerns in both new and existing homes. 

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

Joye Law Firm

Real Estate and Services

Joye Law Firm has proudly served the Charleston area, and South Carolina, for more than fifty years. We represent clients in multiple areas including personal injury and premise liability. We believe that our community is just as important as our clients. 

5861 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 508-9015
Joye Law Firm 

Koozer Painting, Inc - Curated Garden Tours Sponsor

Real Estate and Services

Koozer Painting Inc. has been providing quality restoration in Charleston for over 23 years. We have had the honor to restore many of Charleston's Greatest Treasures. Please give us a call to help restore your Treasure at (843) 881-2212 or try us on the web at Koozerpainting.com

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 

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 

Middleton Place

Attractions

The historic preservation work and interpretation of history at Middleton Place focuses on major contributions of the Middleton family as well as the enslaved people who lived and worked here. From the early Colonial period through the Revolution, the early Republic, the Civil War era and beyond, they made a mark on the land, the colony, state and nation.

4300 Ashley River Road 
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 556-6020
Middleton Place 

MUSC Health

Attractions

As the academic health system of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), MUSC Health serves the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds and more than 375 outreach locations, MUSC Health operates 8 hospitals in South Carolina. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC University Medical Center as the state’s #1 hospital.   Visit muschealth.org.

MUSC Wellness Center

Attractions

MUSC Wellness Center is open to the public to promote healthy lifestyles for all seasons of life. Facility has Jr. Olympic swimming pool, outdoor tennis, pickleball, basketball courts, racquetball and squash courts, cardio and weight rooms, boxing, group cycle, and Pilates studios. 80+ group classes/week include yoga, ballet bar, strength, Zumba, aqua, dance, tae bo. Center has best personal trainers in Charleston and offers comprehensive fitness programs. 

45 Courtenay Dr
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 792-5757
MUSC Wellness Center 

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 

Palmer's Pinckney Inn at the City Market

Lodging

The Palmer's Pinckney Inn has the best location in town! Walk out the front door and you are in the middle of of restaurants, shops, tours, and carriage rides! Call us at (843)722-1733.

19 Pinckney St. 
Charleston, SC 29401
Palmer Pinckney Inn 

Poogan's Porch

Dining

Tucked away on charming Queen Street, Poogan’s Porch is Charleston’s oldest independent culinary establishments, with a fresh approach to Lowcountry cuisine. Recognized by Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living and The Travel Channel among many others, this beautifully restored Victorian house is the perfect southern spot for daily brunch and dinner.

Since opening in 1976, Poogan’s Porch has been a favorite of well-known celebrities, politicians, tourists and locals alike who rave about this Southern institution. Whether it’s a warm homemade buttermilk biscuit and sausage gravy, a bowl of she-crab soup, or our signature buttermilk fried chicken, your meal at Poogan’s Porch will be unforgettable.

(843) 577-2337
72 Queen Street 
Charleston, SC 29401
Poogan's Porch 

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 

Revival

Dining

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.
www.revivalcharleston.com

Rhodes Boutique

Shopping

Rhodes Boutique is a locally owned ladies’ apparel, accessories, home accents, and gift shop that offers gift registry, monogramming and embroidery services.  Owned by Caroline Rhodes and managed by her oldest daughter, McNair Rhodes Somheil, Rhodes Boutique is located in South Windermere Center,  a convenient location with plenty of parking.

92 Folly Rd Blvd 
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 225-5244
Rhodes Boutique

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

South Carolina Aquarium

Attractions

Connect with more than 5,000 amazing animals and learn how you can protect them. Come face-to-face with sick and injured sea turtles in rehabilitation at our newest addition, Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery, and follow their journeys from rescue to rehab to release. Discover the wonder of water, wildlife and wild places at the South Carolina Aquarium. 

(843) 579-8632
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston, SC 29401
South Carolina Aquarium 

Spartina 449

Shopping

Spartina 449 is a popular women's lifestyle brand that draws inspiration from the historic and charming Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, located along the Savannah River just two hours south of Charleston. Spartina 449 features colorful and coastal chic women's apparel, handbags, accessories, and golden fashion jewelry. 

300 King Street 
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 974-4684
Spartina 449 

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 

Taste of Charleston

Attractions

Sunday, October 13, 2019 
Riverfront Park, 1061 Everglades Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405

New Venue | New Flavors | New Experiences. The Taste of Charleston is a true celebration of the Lowcountry. Riverfront Park will be transformed into a sea of culinary enchantment with over 40 of the Lowcountry's favorite casual and fine dining restaurants, breweries and food trucks. Experience Charleston's culinary scene and culture, infused with authentic art, music, activities for the kids, and more! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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 Gibbes Museum of Art

Attractions

The Gibbes Museum of Art is recognized among the oldest arts organizations in the country. Housing one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present, the museum's mission is to enhance lives through art by engaging people of every background and experience with art. 

135 Meeting Street 
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-2706

Gibbesmuseum.org 

The Mills House

Lodging

Immerse yourself in a world of southern elegance, comfort, and leisure at The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel. Our history of hospitality dates back to 1853, including world-class accommodations, dining, event spaces, and amenities. Allow us to formally invite you to experience all we have to offer in historic Charleston.

115 Meeting Street 
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-2400
The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel 

The Muhler Company

Real Estate and Services

The Muhler Company is a locally owned and specializes in Windows, both new and Replacement, Doors, Hurricane Protection, and Sunrooms in Charleston, SC.  Muhler has been in business for over 20 years and works with homeowners, builders, architects and commercial builders companies that are in the housing industry.

(843) 572-9727
The Muhler Company 

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". September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6 at 7 PM.

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

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

Unique Constructors

Real Estate and Services

Unique Constructors is a full service general contracting company that has been serving the needs of the Charleston, South Carolina area since 2005. The founders of Unique are dedicated to fulfilling each customer’s vision while providing superior quality, efficiency, and timeliness.

(843) 795-1210
Unique Constructors 

Zero George

Lodging

Named after our actual street address, Zero George is comprised of sixteen lush guest rooms and studios in three restored historic residences and two brick carriage houses that surround our garden courtyard. Our location is the ideal ground zero for exploring Charleston’s allure. Meander shady lanes on our complimentary bikes or relax with an innovative cocktail on the piazza.

0 George St 
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 817-7900
Zero George 

Zero Restaurant + Bar

Dining

A tucked-away gem among Charleston restaurants, dining at Zero Restaurant + Bar is an experience as much as a meal. Our bar is an inviting and urbane cocktail hour destination, and in our courtyard and dining room, Chef Vinson Petrillo delivers an exceptional hyper-seasonal fare of Charleston’s most celebrated cuisine. 

0 George St 
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 817-7900
Zero Restaurant + Bar