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The Festival of Houses & Gardens is now

The Charleston Festival

SAVE THE DATE!
March 13 - April 13, 2025

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. Charleston by Design, the Festival's Opening Weekend, celebrates where preservation meets design through a variety of lectures, tours and vignettes.

 

As Historic Charleston Foundation's largest fundraising and educational event of the year, fall in love with Charleston at The Charleston Festival. Tickets go on sale November 1, 2024.

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2024 Festival Highlights

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Browse the 2024 Brochure

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