Eat / Stay / Shop

The 40th Fall Tour of Homes and Gardens

October 6-30, 2016


Kitchen 208

Let our open kitchen, fresh house made ingredients + whimsical menu tell the story.  See for yourself from a spot on our breezy street side patio. It’s a fun fast casual restaurant for breakfast, lunch, or weekend brunch on lower King Street. Great fare, fresh air: served daily from 7am-3 pm at 208 King Street. 

Queen Street Grocery

Queen Street Grocery
There’s nothing over $10 on the extensive menu at this classic shop.  This storied Harleston Village corner shop offers pressed paninis, crepes, and smoothies any time of the day.  Check the daily special boards for a creative twist on their usual offerings.   133 Queen St., 843-723-4121  www.



Charming Inns of Charleston-Historic District

Four inns located in the heart of the Historic District. 
    Wentworth Mansion: c.1886 is a world class inn featuring 21 rooms (888) 466-1886.
    John Rutledge House Inn: 19 room inn c.1763 built by John Rutledge signer of the Constitution of the US. (800) 476-9741.
    Kings Courtyard Inn: 41 room inn c.1853 (800) 845-6119.
    Fulton Lane Inn: 45 room inn. Breakfast, daily newspaper, WIFI & afternoon reception included. (800) 720-2688.

Francis Marion Hotel

Landmark hotel built in 1924.  Historic Hotels of America. Premier location on Upper King, in the Historic District across from Marion Square. Upscale accommodations with the most scenic views. Amenities include Swamp Fox Restaurant, comp WiFi, concierge, valet, Spa Adagio and Starbucks. 843.722.0600 Toll free 877.756.2121

The Cottages On Charleston Harbor

Where relaxation meets sophistication. Featured as one of Southern Living’s “Best Places to Stay in Charleston,” The Cottages on Charleston Harbor offer ten two-bedroom luxury cottages with a spacious living area, full kitchen, and a private screened-in porch complete with your own private hammock.  Relax and enjoy waterfront views unlike any other. 843.849.2300



George C. Birlant & Co. (Antiques)

191 King Street. Since 1922, third-generation direct importers of Charleston’s finest collection of personally selected 18th & 19th century English Furniture, Silver, Porcelain, Crystal, Brass, Fireplace Fenders, Longcase Clocks and Lighting Fixtures. Exclusive makers of the original CHARLESTON BATTERY BENCH®. 
Mon – Sat 10:00–5:30 FREE Parking behind store.
(843) 722-3842.


Real Estate

Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty

A family company serving the area for over 30 years, ours is a legacy of customer service, expertise, & ethics above all else. Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty is where local expertise meets global exposure, representing the most prestigious properties and providing unparalleled access to elite global buyers. 
33 Broad Street | 843.723.7150

Dunes Properties

A locally-owned boutique real estate, vacation rental and property management company serving the Charleston area since 1989 with offices in Downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, and Kiawah/Seabrook.  Nobody knows the Charleston Coast Better® . 800-476-8444

JFM Architects

Julia F. Martin, AIA, LEED AP has been practicing architecture since graduating from Virginia Tech with a Master of Architecture degree in 1998.  She enjoys collaborating with the city's numerous departments, boards, and organizations during the design process as she finds meaningful solutions to the complex design issues that inevitably arise in this historic urban environment.



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.,

Charleston Tea Plantation

The home of the only tea grown and produced in America:  Charleston Plantation Tea.  The Plantation is open year round Mon-Sat 10-4 and Sunday noon-4; Admission and factory tours are free! Trolley tours of the 127 acre farm are also available for purchase. Visit us online at or call 843.559.0383. 

Drayton Hall

Drayton Hall, c. 1738, is America's oldest unrestored plantation home still open to the public. Admission includes Guided House Tour, Connections Program: From Africa to America, interactive landscape tour, African-American cemetery, nature walks, Museum Shop.  3380 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC. 843-769-2600.

Marshall Walker: RE/MAX Historic

Combining old world service with cutting edge technology.  Serving both buyers and sellers with a concierge style of representation – we are truly known as the company that exceeds expectations – let our clients tell you about us at  843-225-7007

The Sound of Charleston

Hear the music of Charleston's history, from gospel to Gershwin, in live 75 min. concerts at historic Circular Congregational Church. Includes songs of the Civil War, gospel spirituals, music of George  Gershwin, and light classics of the St. Cecelia Society. October 7, 14, 15, 21, and 28 at 7:00 pm. 843.270.4903