Event Information and ticket information: Claudia Porter 404-242-6092
Advertising Information: Jane Miller 843-323-6903
Take an intimate look inside some of Charleston’s charming homes and gardens during the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL®)’s first ever downtown Tour of Homes. For 44 years, the CSOL has hosted a month-long Designer Showhouse, a home transformed by area designers. Due to the pandemic, we are making some changes to the timing and format this year. We will host a shorter event, still showcasing beautiful design.
Tour the homes and gardens at your leisure either on Saturday, May 22, or Sunday, May 23, from 10 am to 6 pm. The homes and gardens will be in various sections of town to offer a taste of Charleston’s unique neighborhoods. Your day will begin at the designated tour headquarters where you will pick up a wristband and tour booklet. Be sure to save time to shop at CSOL’s chic pop-up shop SCORE and enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the many downtown restaurants!
The homes and gardens will be in various sections of town to offer a taste of Charleston’s unique neighborhoods. Among the homes are:
· Two homes owned by interior designers and their families, allowing for unfettered creativity;
· A petite cottage, transformed with a mix of antiques and contemporary pieces into a chic second home;
· A grand home and former Designer Showhouse with expansive views of the Ashley River, with a hidden pool and garden;
· A tucked-away carriage house blending historic touches with modern livability, with a garden renewed by an in-demand landscape architect;
· A lovely home that evolved from a past Designer Showhouse to an elegant family retreat.
Proceeds from the tour will support the Charleston Symphony and provide scholarships for music students in the tri-county area.
Advance tour tickets are available online through May 20 for $55. A Friend of the Symphony
ticket is $150, including 2 one-day tickets, recognition on the website and in the tour brochure.
Day of event tickets at Tour Headquarters are $60, available from 9:30 – 3:30 if not sold out.
Note: Tickets are available on the days of the tour at the Tour Headquarters, Queen Street Playhouse, 20 Queen Street. This will be your tour starting point. While there, check out the SCORE boutique for unique items available for purchase.
No tickets will be sold at individual tour homes.
To purchase by mail, send a check made out to CSOL, Inc. to
Ilse Calcagno, 2871 Hidden Oak Drive, Seabrook Island, SC 29455
Tour: $55 per person; Friend of the Symphony: $150
Check back for more information and the location of our Tour Headquarters and SCORE.
The safety of homeowners, tour guests, volunteers and musicians is a priority. The CSOL will
adhere to requirements of local health organizations and the City of Charleston. Masks will be
required at all Tour venues.
Flat-heeled shoes only – No handicap access