Preservation Society of Charleston Fall Tours are around the corner!

Hard to
believe it now, but the cool air of Fall will soon be here, and that means the
return of the Preservation Society of Charleston’s Annual Fall Tours of local
Homes and Gardens. I like the new format that they use for tours. For those of
you who love seeing  old homes and
beautiful gardens, the Saturday tours focus on neighborhoods, and will provide
an eclectic choice of homes in targeted neighborhoods. This is also great for
those who want to concentrate their time in a limited area.
However, on
other days the tours have themes, such as “Charleston’s Cosmopolitan Legacy”.,  Colonial Charles Towne, Homes of the American
Revolution, and The Civil War. I love the description for Charleston’s
Cosmopolitan Legacy:
“….explore
the diverse cultural influences that shaped life in 18th and 19th century
Charleston, the rich ethnic traditions, skills and religious ideologies that
blended together to establish Charleston as the cosmopolitan hub of life in
America.
Note the uncanny
similarity to the description for our Charleston Old Walled City Walk! Well,
imitation is the sincerest form of flattery I always say!  The thematic tours relate to eras in history and
provide not only the opportunity to see lovely old homes, but to learn about
eras in Charleston’s storied history. The tours commence October 2, so you
might want to purchase your tickets now while they are readily available,
because they just might sell out if you wait too long! Check out the tour
descriptions at  http://www.thefalltours.org/.

If you would like to
volunteer as a docent in the houses, you can call the Preservation Society of Charleston
at 843-722-4630 or check out the many programs and volunteer opportunities
available at http://www.preservationsociety.org/.
Charleston Old Walled City Tours offers themed tours od Historic Charleston including the Old Walled City Tour, the Home and Garden Tour, the Slavery and Freedom Tour, and the Charleston Ghost Walk. Go to www.walledcitytours.come to learn more!
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