Charleston, SC (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
Historic Charleston Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve and protect the integrity of Charleston's architectural, historical, and cultural heritage, will welcome nearly 15,000 visitors from all over the world during the 67th annual spring Festival of Houses and Gardens, March 20—April 19, 2014. Charleston, renowned for its history, architecture and antiques, is the perfect backdrop for this year’s spring Festival where visitors have the rare opportunity to tour nearly 150 historic private houses and gardens. Kicking off the Festival is the 11th annual Charleston Antiques Show, March 21-23, 2014, which will feature period furnishings, vintage jewelry, fine art and silver—all from the late 17th to the early 20th centuries. Tickets are now on sale online or by calling, 843.722.3405.
Collectors and enthusiasts can learn more about exquisite furniture, porcelains, architectural garden elements and more at the Charleston Antiques Show, Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain Street. In addition to daily admission, the Charleston Antiques Show offers educational and entertaining special events, including:
The 67th annual spring Festival of Houses and Gardens offers visitors an entire month of tours, special events, luncheon lectures, tastings and concerts to include:
The Charleston Antiques Show and the Festival of Houses and Gardens are both organized by Historic Charleston Foundation; proceeds support its mission to preserve Charleston’s architecture, history, and culture.
The Festival of Houses and Gardens is made possible with the help of more than 600 dedicated volunteers. To learn more about volunteer roles, benefits, and training, visit http://www.historiccharleston.org/volunteer or call 843-723-8292.
Private, customized connoisseur tours are also available for small groups, for more information, visit http://www.historiccharleston.org/SpecialTours.
A complete calendar of events, ticket prices and locations can be found at http://www.historiccharleston.org or by calling the Festival Ticket Office at, 843-722-3405 (hours: weekdays 10-am- 2p.m. through March 17, starting March 18 through April 19 the Ticket Office will be open daily).
About Historic Charleston Foundation
Established in 1947, Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the historical, architectural and material culture that make up Charleston's rich and irreplaceable heritage. The Foundation is known for its preservation and advocacy programs including protective covenants and easements; education and outreach; and it is the first organization in the country to establish a revolving fund to acquire and preserve important buildings, a model now replicated in historic communities across the nation. Preservation coupled with education and outreach is at the heart of the HCF mission. This mission is supported through the generosity of preservation-minded donors, the annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens, the Charleston Antiques Show, a licensed products program, and retail shops. In addition, HCF fulfills its educational mission through the interpretation of its collections and two museum sites: the Nathaniel Russell House, c. 1808, and the Aiken-Rhett House, c. 1820.