Historic Homes & Buildings

What to See & Do

In Charleston, everything from the cobblestones to the iron gates has a story to tell and there's nothing we love more than showcasing these historic sites and buildings. Tour one of our carefully preserved historic homes and buildings and you'll find yourself learning more and more about the Holy City. 

  • 1235 Long Point Rd.
  • (843) 884-4371

The mansion that exists on Boone Hall Plantation today was built in 1936 as part of the Second Wave Of Reconstruction. This Georgian designed home blends recovered materials and antique furnishings to recreate an atmosphere that would have surrounded a Coastal Carolina planter's…

  • 3380 Ashley River Rd.
  • (843) 769-2600

America’s oldest preserved plantation house still open to the public. Admission includes house tour, Connections program, African-American cemetery, nature walks, and more.

  • 325 Country Club Dr.
  • 843.795.4386

The 36-acre McLeod Plantation Historic Site is located on James Island was established in 1851. It is an important Gullah/Geechee heritage site carefully preserved in recognition of generations of enslaved people and its cultural and historical significance in American history.

  • 4300 Ashley River Rd.
  • 843.556.6020

A National Historic Landmark, encompassing 65 acres of America's oldest landscaped gardens. The House Museum highlights family collections and the role of the Middleton family in American history. Artisans in the Stableyards demonstrate the work and lives of enslaved Africans.

  • 51 Meeting St.
  • 843.724.8481

Grand Federal townhouse completed in 1808. Restored interior with elaborate ornamentation and a magnificent free-flying staircase. Set amid spacious gardens and furnished with period antiques, the house evokes the gracious lifestyle of the city’s elite.

  • 48 Elizabeth St.
  • 843.723.1159

The city's most intact antebellum urban complex (c. 1820). Historic interiors, surviving virtually unaltered since 1858, have been conserved and stabilized. Many family objects are still found in the rooms for which they were purchased.

  • 21 East Battery
  • 843.722.7171

The Edmondston-Alston House is one of the first dwellings built on Charleston's High Battery. Enjoy views of Charleston Harbor from the same piazzas where General Beauregard watched the bombardment of Ft. Sumter. Family furniture, books, silver and paintings adorn the…

  • 87 Church St.
  • (843) 722-2996

Charleston's Revolutionary War house was the townhome of Thomas Heyward, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence, and now features remarkable Charleston-made furniture.

  • 350 Meeting St.
  • (843) 722-2996

Built in 1803, the Joseph Manigault House is an exceptional example of Federal period architecture with a remarkable collection of early 19th century furnishings.