Preservation Society unveils new format for fall tours

  • Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Preservation Society of Charleston announces the return of The Fall Tours Oct. 3 through 27. The Preservation Society presents the tours in their 37th year with a new format that celebrates the unique history and architecture of the peninsula and surrounding Lowcountry region.

Beginning with The Fall Tours Opening Party the evening of Oct. 2, The Fall Tours will

feature several series of themed lectures and tours Wednesday through Sunday during the month of October. Every Wednesday afternoon, a garden lunch lecture and a themed garden tour will allow guests to explore some of the finest gardens in the country, complete with local art by Charleston Artist Guild artists and tea from Charleston Tea Plantation.

On Thursday evenings, overview tours of architectural types found on the Charleston Peninsula will feature examples from the 18th to 20th centuries. Neighborhood tours will be offered on Friday afternoons, immersing guests in the special character of many of Charleston’s finest planned neighborhoods and their early tenants.

For those interested in the effects of historic events on the Charleston landscape, Saturday afternoon tours will be designed to explore different periods of the Holy City’s formation, from the building of the Colonial Walled City to the golden age of the

Charleston Renaissance in the 1920s. Traditional house and garden tours will be offered on Sunday afternoons in areas south of Broad Street.

Additionally, two bus tours will be offered to explore the plantations and churches of the Cooper River and Edisto Island regions. The tour season will conclude with a family-friendly picnic on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 27.

This year’s event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Charleston Tea Plantation, Francis Marion Hotel and Luxury Simplified. Tickets and information are available now at www.TheFallTours.org.

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