Charleston’s Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens
For Charleston, October is one of the busiest months where wedding festivities, oyster roasts, and haunted ghost tours are highlights of the peninsula’s fall itinerary. It is safe to say the ultimate October celebration is the Preservation Society’s Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens.
Each year private homeowners open up their historic property and guests are led by volunteer trained docents through the rooms of some of Charleston’s most historically and architecturally rich structures. This year marks the 37th annual tour which is focused on themes such as the Charleston Renaissance of the 1920s, The Colonial Walled City, Gothic & Italianate Charleston, and The Preservation Legacy of Susan Pringle Frost.
Each tour is from 2-5pm with the exception of the Thursday, Charleston Architectural Overview Tours, which run from 6-9 pm. There are at least five properties on each tour, ranging from 6-8 city blocks. Therefore ladies, be sure to leave your high heels at home and put on your most comfortable pair of walking shoes.
If you wish to purchase Fall Tour tickets, you may do so by ordering online through the Preservation Society of Charleston’s website, https://www.thefalltours.org/, by telephone 843-722-4630, or through their gift shop located at 147 King Street (corner of King and Queen Street).
Tickets are $50 / person for non – member and $45 / person for PSC member
The three Garden Tours running on Wednesdays in October are $40 / person for non – member and $36 / person for PSC member
The Preservation Society is also offering lectures on October 12th, 16th, 23rd, and 26th of October from 12:30pm – 1:15pm in order to provide background information for each themed tour. $15 / person for non – member, $10 / person for PSC member.