Charleston opens its doors during its annual Fall Tour of Homes
Posted 8/19/2010 10:55:00 AM
My favorite thing to do when I’m in Charleston is wander its streets and gaze at the stunning architecture of its historic homes. Of course, most of those magnificent buildings are privately owned so I have to be content with taking in the exterior and the occasional glance inside through a gauzy window curtain.
But this fall, visitors to Charleston will be able to cross the threshold and walk inside of several of Charleston’s most lovely buildings during the 2010 Fall Tour of Homes
running Sept. 23-Oct. 24.
Hosted by the Preservation Society of Charleston, the Fall Tour of Homes is in its 34th year. Several tours will be offered over five weekends. Each self-guided walking tour presents at least eight separate properties in a distinct historic district. Volunteer guides are posted at each location to answer questions and enhance your experience.
The tours span a wide range of architectural history from Colonial period dwellings to Georgian era designs to 20th-century looks. And while many of the locations on the tour are private homes, some tours include historic churches and significant public buildings too.
Each tour is $45 and a special weekend pass is available that will allow you to participate in 3 tours for $120. For schedules, a downloadable brochure and to buy tickets visit www.preservationsociety.org