We advocate for all neighborhoods, parks, gardens, historic buildings and the memories they’re made of – and help make the vital decisions that move us all forward.Why We Preserve
Preservation in Action
We’ve been at the forefront of efforts to protect the nationally significant historic Ashley River Corridor and lead the expansion of the National Register-designated Ashley River Historic District from approximately 7,000 to 24,000 acres.Read More
We were the first organization in the country to develop a revolving fund as a preservation strategy.Read More
Easements are a successful tool that help protect a historic property by safeguarding its historic character, materials and significance.Read More
To protect the cultural character of our neighborhoods, we’ve embarked upon a housing affordability initiative.Read More
The goal of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is to stabilize neighborhoods by securing the future of their historic structures and community.Read More
Archaeological digs help answer questions about Charleston’s history that documentary records alone cannot provide.Read More
Aiken-Rhett House & Nathaniel Russell House
Clap your hands and stomp your feet during an exhilarating performance of Gullah spirituals and the music of the Sea Islands. The ancestors of the Gullah people brought a rich...
Led by Charleston's most experienced guides, these two-hour walking tours of the Old & Historic District provide the perfect background for your stay in Charleston, detailing its notable history and...
In 2019, Historic Charleston Foundation acquired a secretary wardrobe signed by local cabinetmaker John Gough, a freed person of color working in the late eighteenth century. His craftsmanship blends nicely...