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Charleston's Attractions

         

  What to do while enjoying our historic vacation rental bed & breakfast.



Preservation Society of Charleston’s Annual Fall Candlelight Tours of 
Homes and Gardens

Weekends October 2 - October 26, 2014

The Preservation Society was founded in 1920 by a small group of Charlestonians concerned with the increasing threat to one of America’s outstanding collections of 18th, 19th and 20th century architecture. The Fall Candlelight Tour is the Society’s primary annual fund-raising project, helping the Society to further the aim of preserving the wonderful architecture. This six week event is possible because owners of historic properties, loyal Society members, and dedicated volunteers join together to share the unique heritage of this National Historic Landmark city with you. Each night a different neighborhood opens up it’s distinguished homes to you, each with it’s own history and character. They are all an easy walk from your own historic accommodations at Charlotte Street Cottage !

Our home, the Wegman Holmes House at 32 Charlotte Street, has been a featured home on tour for most years since 2005. One of the finest examples of grand federal style single homes in Charleston, it’s beautiful interior detail is exquisitely preserved and is always the do not miss for the tour.

Click here to visit the Preservation Society of Charleston’s web site for more information.

 

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

February 13 - 15, 2015

A celebration of the world of nature featuring live wildlife, nature painting and sculpture, photography and crafts, as well as conservation exhibits.

Click here to visit  www.sewe.com



Charleston Food & Wine Festival:

March 5 - 8, 2015

 

The culinary styles of top chefs and culinary experts from around the world will be featured at the Distinctively Charleston Food and Wine Festival. Southern traditions will be intertwined with the art and culinary tastes of top chefs from the West coast, New England, France and Switzerland.

Click here to visit the festival web site for more information.

 


Historic Charleston Foundation’s Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens

March 19 - April 18, 2015.

An award-winning series of tours and special events provides a rare opportunity to explore the interiors and gardens of some of the most magnificent private residences in America.

Beautiful interiors and lushly planted gardens abound in this enchanting city, and today's owners have granted Historic Charleston Foundation the rare privilege of sharing their properties with Festival visitors. The Festival of Houses and Gardens takes place in the Historic District of downtown Charleston, a city celebrated for its history and concentration of period buildings. This year the Wegman Holmes House where we live at 32 Charlotte was featured on the Mazyck Wraggsboro tour. Festival events including tours vary daily so visitors may enjoy the diversity of this unique city which traces its origins to the 1670s and whose architectural legacy includes distinctive historic houses, landmark churches and important public buildings. Stay in your own historic guest house and walk to all the tours from Charlotte Street Cottage!

Click here to visit the Historic Charleston Foundation’s web site for more information.



Cooper River Bridge 10k Run and 7k Walk

March 38, 2015



 

Going strong and growing for over 30 years, the Bridge Run provides a world-class 10-K foot race and is the best organized and the best conducted 10-K race in the world. Each year it has brought over 10,000 people to run from Mt. Pleasant to downtown Charleston. The new Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge was used for the first time for the 2006 event. The new roadway is about 30 feet higher than the old bridges, and is just one span. The slope of the new Ravenel Bridge is 4%: the slope to the top is over one mile long (the bridge is 2.4 mies long). The roadway is almost 200 feet high, while the top of the supporting towers is over 550 feet! The last section of the course is on flat downtown streets and the course ends a block from Charlotte Street Cottage! You can take a boat to the start from the Charleston Maritime Center, just a short walk from the cottage.
 

Click here to visit the Cooper River Bridge Run web site for more information.


Family Circle Cup Woman's Professional Tennis Tournament

April 4 - 12, 2015

One of the longest running professional tennis tournaments on the WTA tour, the Family Circle Cup celebrated it’s 30th year in 2002. The newly built home outside Charleston, The Family Circle Tennis Center, is located on Daniel Island. The tournament attracts the finest women’s tennis professionals including, in recent years, Serena Williams, Venus Willams, Jelena Jankovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Vera Zvonereva, Melanie Oudin, Sam Stosur and Marion Bartoli. Stay in your own private guesthouse at Charlotte Street Cottage in historic downtown Charleston, close to many fine restaurants, and enjoy the great tennis a short drive away!

Click here to visit the Family Circle Cup web site for more information.

 

Spoleto Festival USA

May 23 - June 8, 2014

Spoleto Festival USA was founded in 1977 as the American counterpart to the Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of Two Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy. When Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti planned an American festival, he searched for an American city that would offer the charm of Spoleto, Italy, and also its wealth of theaters, churches, and other performance spaces. Charleston was the perfect counterpart. Spoleto Festival USA has maintained traditions of those first festivals such as a dedication to young artists, a fascination with contemporary effort, an enthusiasm for providing unusual performance opportunities to recognized masters in their fields, and a commitment to all the performing arts. Each year audience members experience a broad range of artistic styles and forms, including classical ballet; modern and post-modern dance; opera; chamber, symphonic, and choral music; jazz; theater; and the literary and visual arts. For 17 days each year, the arts become the most important activity in Charleston. More than 100 performances are offered each season by artists from around the world with as many as ten performances on any given day. In addition, Piccolo Spoleto, the city-organized companion festival, schedules another 200 events over the same period of time. Spoleto Festival USA has earned a reputation for offering programs of the highest artistic caliber, supporting new and innovative works, nurturing outstanding young artists, and expanding public appreciation of the arts. This focus has brought Spoleto international acclaim. Charlotte Street Cottage offers a private and luxurious home from which to walk to all Spoleto venues and the many fine Charleston restaurants.

Click here to visit the Spoleto Festival USA web site for more information.

Piccolo Spoleto Festival

May 23 - June 8, 2014

But what really adds the ingredient of magic to the mix is Piccolo Spoleto, which provides access to the festival for Every Person, especially children. Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto is the perfect complement to the international scope of its parent festival, Spoleto USA. It's 700 events in 17 days, transform Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts. Piccolo Spoleto's traditional program offerings include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children's activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts, and film.

Click here to visit the Piccolo Spoleto Festival web site for more information.

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Charlotte Street Cottage
32 Charlotte Street
Charleston, SC 29403-6330
(843) 577-3944
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