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About The Charleston Festival

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Formerly known as the Festival of Houses and Gardens, The Charleston Festival is Historic Charleston Foundation's largest fundraising and educational event of the year. Become an insider with tours of some of the most beautiful private homes and gardens in Charleston, SC and discover the intersection of preservation and design through exciting lectures, workshops, concerts and social gatherings at some of Charleston's most historic landmarks. The Charleston Festival supports Historic Charleston Foundation and its mission-driven work. 
 
The Charleston Festival will kick-off with Charleston by Design, a four-day celebration of design and preservation featuring esteemed speakers, designers and tours. The Foundation's Aiken-Rhett House Museum will be the canvas for a select group of designers to create original, site-specific Designer Vignettes for the Charleston by Design weekend opening weekend. 
 
In addition, The Charleston Festival is honored to host Jill Hooper her exhibit, Window into Another World, at the Aiken-Rhett House Museum. Open March 14 through April 14 at the Aiken-Rhett House Museum, Charleston-based artist, Jill Hooper, will exhibit a collection of artwork inspired by the Aiken-Rhett House Museum. 

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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. Tickets on sale December 1.

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Jill Hooper Exhibition

Charleston-based Painter and Draftsman, Jill Hooper, will present the exhibition, "Window 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. Tickets on sale December 1.

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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. Tickets available December 1.

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Browse the 2024 Brochure

To request a physical brochure mailed to your address, please contact us HERE

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