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March 14 - April 14, 2024

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Formerly the Festival of Houses & Gardens...

For 77 years Historic Charleston Foundation has celebrated houses, history, and culture through its annual Spring Festival. Become an insider with tours of some of the most beautiful private houses 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.



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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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