Things to Do in Charleston This Week

Festival of Houses & Gardens top the list of things to do Charleston this week

For 74 years the Historic Charleston Foundation has offered its Festival of Houses & Gardens every spring as its main fundraising project and making your plans to attend this event is at the top of our list of the best things to do in Charleston this week.  The 2020 Festival brochure is now available on their website along with ticket information.

In 2020 the festival runs from March 11 to April 18 and include traditional self-guided house & garden tours, “Live like a local” special events and several luncheon lectures.  In addition we have been asked to conduct photography tours every Sunday morning.

We suggest you go their website at and download the festival brochure [or you can order a printed copy to be delivered via the US mail.]  Then you can explore the many events and decide which ones interest you the most.

People travel from all over the US and from foreign countries to participate in this festival.   Many events have limited availability and will sell out so it is a good idea to order your tickets on-line early so you won’t be disappointed later.

For the self-guided house & garden tours you will need to present your emailed confirmation at their ticket desk in their retail shop at 108 Meeting Street (Meeting & Chalmers St) beginning on March 9th and receive your actual tour tickets.  Tickets will not be mailed to you.   Please check the brochure for ticketing information for all the other events as they differ.

We will be doing our three hour photography walkabouts on Sunday mornings from 9 AM to noon, leaving from their retail store at 108 Meeting St.  All levels of photographers and all types of cameras or smart phones are welcome on our tour.  Participation is limited on these tours so if interested you should definitely order your tickets early and not wait until the last minute. 

In  the mean time if you are looking for some other things to do in Charleston this week we are offering our regular slate of photography tours in the historic district as shown elsewhere on this website.

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