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The Charleston Festival
March 14 - April 14, 2024
For 77 years Historic Charleston Foundation has celebrated houses, history, and culture through its annual spring festival. Live like a Local through a variety of Tours & Events, with exclusive access to some of the most beautiful private houses and gardens in Charleston, SC. In addition, The Charleston Festival will feature an exclusive site-specific exhibition of original works of art by world-renowned artist, Jill Hooper. Be sure to join us for the opening weekend for Charleston by Design and explore where preservation meets design through lectures, tours and designer vignettes. As Historic Charleston Foundation's largest fundraising and educational event of the year, we hope you'll join us next spring for The Charleston Festival.
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Charleston by Design
A celebration of art, interiors and preservation, Charleston by Design is the dynamic kick-off weekend to the month-long Festival. Charleston x Design will feature Designer Vignettes at the Aiken-Rhett House, the Design in Mind Lecture Series and Designer House Tours. March 14 through 17.
Jill Hooper Exhibition
Charleston-based Painter and Draftsman, Jill Hooper, will present the exhibition, "Windows into Another World" at the Aiken-Rhett House Museum. To accompany the exhibit, Hooper will host exclusive painting and drafting workshops and studio tours. Exhibition open for the duration of the Festival.
Tours & Events
For 77 years, the Foundation's spring festival has attracted visitors from near and far to experience and learn about Charleston's historic and unique architecture, gardens, culture and history. The Charleston Festival will continue to offer House & Garden Tours in addition to a robust month-long schedule of events including the Festival Music Series, Lecture Series, social events and workshops. Expect new venues, elevated events and expert speakers in 2024.