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Street Tours

Step beyond the doorways and garden gates of Charleston to experience the city's renowned architectural heritage inside and out. A hallmark of our annual spring programming, the stunning house and garden tours allow guests to explore Charleston's architecturally significant structures from the 17th century through today.

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Features

Each Street Tour is named after a central street and includes a selection of private houses, lovely gardens and notable public buildings within walking distance of each other. Each tour is self-guided from property to property and guests are able to go at their own pace within the time alloted. At each property, guests will have the benefit of our volunteer docent's knowledge to enhance your experience. 

For the 2024 Festival season, there will be eight Street Tours and two dates for each tour. Tickets are limited to reduce impact on our city. Prior to the scheduled tours, guests will pick up phsyical tickets with addresses, maps and more details. 

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Street Tours

Two dates per tour
2 - 5 pm
$75
 

Church Street

SPONSORED BY: ISLAND ARCHITECTS

Often called "the most romantic street in America," Church Street is a visible record of Charleston's history from Colonial dwellings to Georgian gardens and historic churches. 

Charlotte Street

SPONSORED BY: K&L GATES

Impressive 19th century villas were the nucleus of this neighborhood, inhabited by wealthy Charlestonians seeking suburban residences. Numerous charming Victorian dwellings were added in the late 1800s. 

South Battery Street

SPONSORED BY: HANDSOME PROPERTIES

South Battery Street is home to some of Charleston's most beautiful postbellum era mansions including 20th century waterfront homes that overlook White Point Gardens and Charleston Harbor. 

Anson Street

SPONSORED BY: BIJOU BOUTIQUE INN

Although North of Broad, Anson Street's antebellum houses boast Regency and Greek Revival details and were built in the years between the Great Fire of 1838 and the outbreak of the Civil War. 

East Bay Street

SPONSORED BY: MAGNOLIA'S RESTAURANT

Along East Bay Street, colorful 18th century dwellings  intermingle with grand antebellum mansions. Panoramic views of the Charleston Harbor along the High Battery further enhance the area.

Tradd Street

SPONSORED BY: FLEET LANDING RESTAURANT

Said to be named after the first child of European descent born in Charles Town, this street and neighborhood contain a fascinating collection of some of the earliest homes in the city.

Rutledge Avenue

By the turn of the 19th century, planters and well-to-do merchants were building grand residencies in this suburban area. Along Rutledge Avenue there are some of the finest examples of Federal, Regency, Greek Revival and early Victorian architecture in the city. 

Broad Street

SPONSORED BY: URICCHIO, HOWE & KRELL

Broad Street is one of the most recognizable streets in Charleston. Landmark civic buildings mingle with charming early homes in this part of Charleston's historic neighborhoods. 

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