One of the best times to visit Charleston, believe it or not, is the fall…To be honest, all of the seasons in the Lowcountry are beautiful, but the fall’s event calendar and the crisp air make it a season that is hard to beat. Here is an upcoming event that you will definitely not want to miss:
Fall Tour of Homes and GardensSeptember 27th – October 28th, 2012
If you get excited about fall, then you will definitely want to see Charleston blossom by taking part in the annual Tour of Homes and Gardens that runs from September 27-October 28. The event is put on by the Preservation Society of Charleston, and here is what you can expect: Experience Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history and culture during the Preservation Society of Charleston’s 36th Annual Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens. Visit intimate gardens and architecturally significant private homes, churches and public buildings as you stroll through our historic streets. Tours highlight American architecture from the early Georgian Period into the 21st century. You will enjoy unique neighborhoods that represent Charleston’s flourishing culture from the Colonial era to the present. Most of the properties on tour are privately owned and are open to the public exclusively for the Preservation Society of Charleston. The Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens are the Society’s foremost annual fund raising and educational opportunity. This five week event is possible only as a result of the generosity of owners of historic properties, loyal Society members and dedicated volunteers. Our Board of Directors welcomes you and hopes that each guest will come to understand, as we do, that Preservation is Progress. Join us as together we experience Charleston’s very special sense of place and the unique heritage of this National Historic Landmark city. These are self-paced, self-guided walking tours with volunteer guides stationed in each house or garden; on average, at least eight properties are included in each tour, which vary in architectural styles and periods. All tours are in historic districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Tours usually include properties on more than one street and often cover six to eight city blocks.