For Your EVS Experience in the South at the EVS Annual meeting
History, culture and cuisine in the heart of Charleston
Step out from Charleston Place and uncover the city’s historic past and cosmopolitan present. As our guests, you’ll have exclusive access a selection of unique trips and tours. Visit plantations and coastal forts or indulge in high-end shopping and cuisine—there’s no shortage of things to do in Charleston.
EVS Social Events
Concierge Top Picks
EVS Welcome Reception
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday, September 23
EVS Diversity, Posters & New Member's Reception
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Friday, September 24
Grand Ballroom Foyer
EVS Young Surgeon's Case Competition & Dinner
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Friday, September 24
EVS President's Reception
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Saturday, September 25
The Riviera Theater
Little Guide to the Low Country
PRIVATE DRIVING/WALKING TOUR WITH LOCAL EXPERTS Experience the finest Charleston has to offer: Rhett Butler’s Old South, Rainbow Row, cobblestone streets, historic homes and gardens, the French Quarter, Slave Mart, waterfront mansions along the Battery, and Cabbage Row. Tours of the Plantations, Beaufort, SC, and Savannah, GA are also available.
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED THROUGH THE CONCIERGE. PRICED BY PARTY SIZE. $90.00 PER HOUR FOR TWO PERSONS; TWO-HOUR MINIMUM.
PRIVATE HORSE & CARRIAGE TOUR From the colonial period, through the War between the States and Reconstruction you will explore the rich history and grace of Charleston, the most beautiful city in the South.
1-HOUR TOURS ARE AVAILABLE DAILY 9:30AM - 4:15PM (5:15PM DURING DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME). ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED THROUGH THE CONCIERGE. $200.00 FLAT RATE FOR UP TO FOUR PERSONS.
SCHOONER PRIDE An authentic, 84-foot replica of a coastal trading schooner, the Pride offers the ultimate in relaxation and the best sailing expedition on Charleston Harbor. Wine and cool beverages are available. This is an excursion, not a tour.
AFTERNOON SAIL: $42.00 PER PERSON, SUNSET SAIL: $54.00 PER PERSON. TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT Fort Sumter Tours offers the only tour to the Fort Sumter Monument, America’s most historic landmark. You can board the ferryboat at the National Park Service Visitor Education Center located next to the SC Aquarium at Concord and Calhoun streets. See your Concierge for schedule and details.
$22.00 PER PERSON. NO RESERVATIONS.
MIDDLETON PLACE PLANTATION Middleton Place is a proud survivor of the American Revolution, Civil War and natural disasters. Walk through the same garden footpaths as did pre-Revolutionary statesmen.
OPEN DAILY AT 9:00AM. GARDENS ONLY: $28.00 PER PERSON HOUSE TOUR: +$15.00 PER PERSON CARRIAGE TOUR: +$18.00 PER PERSON. NO RESERVATIONS.
THE OLD SLAVE MART MUSEUM The Old Slave Mart Museum is the first African-American Museum. It is often staffed by individuals who can trace their ancestry to Charleston slaves. This historic building includes a series on informative posters, a small collection of artifacts, and an interview with a former slave.
MONDAY - SATURDAY 9:00AM - 5:00PM, $7.00 PER PERSON. NO RESERVATIONS.
CHARLESTON’S MUSEUM MILE This one mile section of Meeting Street contains 6 museums, 5 historic houses, 4 parks, and numerous historic houses of worship and public buildings. We are conveniently located in the center of the mile. Some of our favorite historic houses include the Nathaniel Russell House and the Aiken-Rhett House.
MONDAY - SATURDAY 10:00AM - 4:30PM. SUNDAY 2:00PM - 4:20PM. $12.00 PER PERSON. NO RESERVATIONS.
GIBBES MUSEUM OF ART AND ARTS DISTRICT Opened in 1905 and with more than 10,000 works of fine art, the Gibbes Museum of Art features American artwork with ties to Charleston history. Renovated and reopened in 2016, the new Gibbes Museum boasts changing Special Exhibits on the 3rd floor.
OPEN TUESDAY - SATURDAY 10:00AM - 5:00PM, WEDNESDAY EXTENDED HOURS 10:00AM - 8:00PM, SUNDAY 1:00PM - 5:00PM.
$15.00 PER PERSON.
Located within the Belmond Hotel
World-class jazz meets mouth-watering cuisine. Enjoy a multitude of local delicacies that are taken to innovative new heights by our award-winning chef.
Dishes are divided into three categories—Roots & Stems, Waves & Marsh and Field & Pasture. Each one explains the restaurant’s prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for food excellence.
Dining Room: Wednesday to Sunday, 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Lounge: Wednesday to Sunday, from 5pm
Take in the spectacular scenery as you tee off at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course
Host of the 2021 PGA Championship, the Ocean Course boasts ten seaside greens, each hugging the Atlantic shoreline. From every point, this stunning course promises unparalleled views and an idyllic pace of play.
For more information on other courses, click here. Charleston courses are of exceptional variety and challenge an array of breathtaking coastal terrains, from true links style to lowcountry forests, there's quite simply a perfect Charleston course for every player and passion.
In the Heart of Charleston
Step out from Charleston Place and uncover the city’s historic past and cosmopolitan present. As our guests, you’ll have exclusive access to a selection of unique trips and tours. Visit plantations and coastal forts or indulge in high-end shopping and cuisine—there’s no shortage of things to do in Charleston.