Across the south, spring is a popular time for tours of homes. With warmer weather and flowers blooming, it’s a lovely time to get out and explore your own or visit another town. Here in Beaufort, Historic Beaufort Foundation hosts its annual Architect’s Tour. The tour showcases contemporary homes in and around Beaufort designed by local architects. This year the tour will take place on Saturday, March 17. We have the Reynolds' House on Cat Island on the tour. See more photographs of the project here.
Nearby, Savannah’s Tour of Homes & Gardens is from March 22-25. There is a different walking tour each of the four days, as well as a variety of special events and seminars.
Historic Charleston Foundation Festival of Houses and Gardens begins March 15 and continues through April 21. There are a number of walking tours that feature different neighborhoods on the peninsula. In addition to the house and garden tours, the festival hosts a variety of lectures and musical performances. The Festival of Houses and Gardens coincides with the Charleston Antiques Show, March 16-18 and with the Garden Club of Charleston’s Springtime in Charleston House and Garden Tour from March 23 & 24.
2018 Prince George Plantation Tours are from March 23-24 and feature pre-revolutionary and antebellum churches, town homes and plantations in and near Georgetown.
Historic Columbia offers year-round tours of several notable historic homes, including the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion, Mann-Simons Site and the Woodrow Wilson Family Home.
If you are up for a weekend trip, Madison Georgia boasts one of the largest National Register Historic Districts in Georgia. The Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens is May 4-5, 2018.
On May 5, historic cottages and contemporary homes will open their doors during the Tybee Tour of Homes on Tybee Island, Georgia.