Starting at the historic Cigar Factory on East Bay Street, home to the Clemson Design Center in Charleston (CDC.C)
- a unique collection of design and preservation programs, we will begin our journey back in time. We will enjoy coffee and hear how Clemson students learn preservation by doing preservation with Charleston’s foremost experts in architectural conservation, architectural history, landscape preservation, and urban/preservation planning.
Then we will take off on a guided walking tour to some amazing places hidden around downtown Charleston, and visit the Aiken-Rhett House
– the city’s most intact antebellum urban complex with slave quarters and a work yard. After all the activity, we will relax with a southern farm-to-table style brunch.
On the short walk back to the hotel, we will take in the Preservation Society of Charleston Store
so you can bring home your own unique piece Charleston!