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This annual festival has a new name (and even more in store)

For 77 years, Historic Charleston Foundation has celebrated houses, history, and culture through its annual spring festival.

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The outside of a historic house in Charleston.

This year guests can expect a revamped, elevated version of the festival.

Photography by Kim Graham, courtesy of Historic Charleston Foundation

New name, new venues, new events. The Charleston Festival (formerly known as the Festival of Houses & Gardens) is happening March 14-April 14.

The 2024 season features your favorite tours and events, but better than ever. Guests can also expect new events to enhance the experience. Enjoy:

  • Charleston by Design: This celebration of of preservation and design features Designer Vignettes at the Aiken-Rhett House Museum, the Design in Mind Lecture Series, and more on opening weekend (March 14-17).
  • Jill Hooper Exhibition: Charleston-based painter and draftsman Jill Hooper presents “Window into another World” at the Aiken-Rhett House Museum — plus exclusive painting and drafting workshops, and exhibit tours throughout the festival.
  • Tours and events: The festival continues to offer House & Garden Tours in addition to a month-long schedule of events like the Festival Music Series, Lecture Series, social events, and workshops.

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