Eat / Stay / Shop

The 40th Fall Tour of Homes, History & Architecture

October 6-30, 2016


Charleston Grill

General Manager Mickey Bakst and his staff have carefully curated an ambiance that is all at once mellow and lively, traditional and contemporary. Soft jazz bounces off of wood-paneled walls and crisp, white tablecloths.

Servers trained in the French tradition delight guests with each menu suggestion and wine pairing. Seamless service, orchestrated by the attentive, knowledgeable and approachable staff, sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience.

Open nightly from 5:30pm




The Cottages On Charleston Harbor

Stay where relaxation meets sophistication, featured as one of Southern Living's "Best Places to Stay in Charleston," The Cottages on Charleston Harbor offer nine two-bedroom cottages with spacious living areas, full kitchens, and private porches. Enjoy a Continental break, daily housekeeping and experience waterfront views unlike any other. 843.849.2300



*Preservation Society of Charleston Shop

The story of Charleston is well  told through its artisans. Bakers, candlemakers,  and carpenters supplied the new colony with the craft and skills needed to sustain the new inhabitants.  As the city grew and prospered, cabinet makers and silversmiths added luxury touches, while the German merchants of the late 19th century stocked King Street with clothing , leather products, and groceries.   That story continues in the artisans and craftsmen of today’s Charleston. The Preservation Society proudly presents these modern “makers” – who continue the legacy of Charleston’s past today.

HOURS: M-T 10-5; Friday 10-7; Sat 10-5; Sun 11-4
(843) 722-4630 •

Gold Creations

Gold Creations in the historic Charleston Market, has been charming visitors and locals for over 40 years. Our collections stem from rich, local history including Charleston Charms, Rice Beads, and Charleston Gates. Every trip to Charleston should include an outing to the Market. Visit Gold Creations and take home a piece of Charleston.

74. S. Market St. Charleston, SC
843.970.1289/ 800.843.1474
Social: GoldCreationsSC

The Hidden Countship

The Hidden Countship is an Italian import store, founded by Count & Countess, Giulio & Donatella della Porta. Featuring fine handmade goods such as linens, jewelry, decor, clothing, ceramics, & more, it is a true treasure of historic downtown Charleston. Come discover the unique joys of #FineLiving.


Real Estate

Carriage Properties

Locally owned Carriage Properties is the leader in luxury listings and sales in the Charleston area, from virtually every street of the city’s Historic District to unique sites in the Lowcountry. Our full time professional agents work as a team and are involved in real estate because of a love of houses and architecture and a strong connection to place.  When it comes to unique, historic properties, our experience and Knowledge are unmatched. At every step of the transaction we are fully committed to providing the highest level of service and to building client trust.

Carriage Properties, LLC       19 Exchange Street
843 266 8000



Carol Ezell-Gilson and Lee Ann Bain

Carol Ezell-Gilson and Lee Ann Bain
Developers and guides of the Charleston Preservation and Invention of Wings/Grimké Sisters tours.,

Nantucket Preservation Sympoosium

Please join the Nantucket Preservation Trust for a three-day symposium as we explore the rise of Classicism in America through Nantucket’s architectural heritage and historic landscape.
The program will include lectures, case-studies, conversations, and tours.

  • Special behind-the-scenes access to historic private homes and Nantucket landmarks
  •  Walking tours of Main Street and Sconset
  • National lecturers and workshops and talks by local experts
  • Receptions at the Nantucket Yacht Club and private gardens, luncheon at the Chanticleer

June 6-8, 2017 Where: Nantucket Island, 30 miles out to sea.
Registration fee: $595

for more details and sponsorship opportunities.

Savannah Tour of Homes

Ever wished you can peek inside those gorgeous Savannah homes? Look no further than the Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens! Celebrating its 82nd year, the Tour has been “opening doors in Savannah since 1935” via a very special charity event hosted each spring in Savannah.  For one weekend a year, homeowners grant exclusive access for thousands of people to walk through the interiors of beautiful homes and courtyards not normally open to the public, all in the name of charity. Each of the four days of Tour weekend features a different Historic Home & Garden walking tour, as well as a variety of unique special events and seminars, ranging from informative tours on the city’s renowned preservation to traditional southern “soul food” lunches. Some of the events are free and open to the public, others are ticketed.

Phone: 912.234.8054