Step inside history during the Festival of Houses and Gardens

Step inside history during the Festival of Houses and Gardens

Peek previous iron gates and enter the lush, tucked-away gardens of historic Charleston properties. Open up entrance doorways and check out the insides of these painstakingly preserved properties, some relationship back to the mid- to late-1700s. Readers and locals alike can get up-close sights of residential historic properties for the duration of the Historic Charleston Foundation’s (HCF) 76th yearly Festival of Properties and Gardens.

The pageant kicks off Wednesday and runs through April 16 with a number of excursions of historic properties and gardens in addition to other events, including a luncheon series and musical performances. 

“One of the factors that is truly fantastic this yr is we have added for the to start with time a finale brunch at the Aiken-Rhett Household Museum,” mentioned Roualeyn de Haas, HCF’s director of advertising. 

“We have a somewhat new group simply because of Covid. It upended the full occasions team right here, so we had to reimagine matters as soon as we had just one function under our belts. We genuinely desired to be ready to have a good farewell sendoff to this really lengthy pageant.”

But in the 5 weeks main up to the Mimosas at the Museum finale brunch on April 16, members can pick from a lengthy list of tours and situations.