A View of Charleston, South Carolina - charming, cultured, cosmopolitan
Chares Town, founded in 1670, was named after King Charles II of England. This colorful and vibrant city of the South is defined by cobblestone streets, horse drawn carriages, secret gardens and pastel antebellum homes.
Tidalholm and The Big Chill
Tidalholm opened its doors to Historic Beaufort Foundation and supporters for the annual Soiree garden party. Under new ownership, Tidalholm is being lovingly restored. The house was built in 1853 by plantation owner, Edgar Fripp, as a summer house. Since then, Tidalholm has served as a Union hospital...
This is a busy time for most of you, but I encourage you to take up a slower pace and enjoy and reflect. For me, ‘tis the season to be homesick for Europe. Christmas is magic. Christmas markets fill town squares with sounds of merchants, curious shoppers, and musicians; smells...
A Man of Two Worlds
"Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country." In Spring, Historic Beaufort Foundation celebrates Beaufort's French heritage and honors a Revolutionary War hero, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. The Lafayette Soiree is a well-heeled event held at one of Beaufort's private, historic homes - une fête extravagante -...