Charleston Home and Garden Walking Tour

Charleston Home and Garden Walking Tour
108 Meeting Street Charleston , SC 29401
1-800-717-9964  
Detail The walking tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours and includes about 2 miles of walking.
Detail Guests will get admission to the Edmondston - Alston House and the Heyward-Washington House outbuildings and gardens.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Charleston Home and Garden Walking Tour Schedule Schedule
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Embark upon the Charleston Home and Garden Walking Tour to experience the best of this historic city. This expansive tour gives guests a unique insight into some of the most beloved landmarks in Charleston. From museums to gardens and everything in between, this walking tour is one you do not want to miss. 

The walking tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours and includes guided tours of two different house museums. During this stroll, guests will explore the history of the city while seeing it all in person. You will learn about the single houses in Charleston, piazzas, earthquake bolts, a siege mentality, and more. This architectural insight includes a blend of Greek Revival, Victorian, and Georgian Styles and art appreciators are sure to find something to marvel at. This insight is one-of-a-kind and truly brings an immersive element to the endeavor. Meet your tour at the Historic Charleston Foundation Gift Shop at 108 Meeting Street and embark upon this unforgettable adventure! The two guided house tours that are included are the Edmondston - Alston House and the gardens and outbuildings of the Heyward - Washington House.
 

Edmondston – Alston House (1828)

This beautiful house is located at 21 East Battery Street. The Greek and Federal revival design of the home makes it one-of-a-kind for the area and has so much history within its walls. The house was built in 1825 by Charles Edmondston and did not have the Greek Revival style at all. It wasn't until 1837 when the house changed ownership that the house got the look that it has today. The new owner, Charles Alston, updated the architecture and has remained in the Alston family since that time. Much of the family's books, furniture, and other belongings remain in the home to this day. The stories of this family and their slaves live within these walls. Learn all about it on this tour! 


Heyward-Washington House (1772)

This home was built in 1772 and was owned by Thomas Heyward Jr. who used it as a townhome at the time. Heyward Jr. was one of the four signers of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina. It is called the Heyward-Washington House because, in May 1791, George Washington rented out the house during his week-long stay in Charleston. You will get to see the outside of this Georgian-style house and the gardens/outbuildings during this tour!
 
Book this beautiful and engaging tour today for a fun Charleston vacation.
Frequently Asked Questions for Charleston Home and Garden Walking Tour:
  • What is included in the admission price?
    The price includes the walking tour, admission into the Edmondson - Alston House, and a tour of the outside of the Heyward - Washington House.
  • Is there any walking involved?
    There is about two miles of walking.
  • Approximately how long does the Charleston Home and Garden Walking Tour last?
    The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    It is appropriate for all ages.
  • What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
    Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • Where does the Charleston Home and Garden Walking Tour depart from?
    Tours leave from the Historic Charleston Foundation Gift Shop at 108 Meeting Street.
  • Is photography / video recording allowed on the Charleston Home and Garden Walking Tour?
    Of course! Don't forget your camera.
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