Volunteer: Edmondston-Alston House

Organization Name: Edmondston-Alston House (administered by Middleton Place Foundation)

Volunteer Tasks Include: Conducting guided tours on the first and second floor. It’s a great way to learn about the history of Charleston, while imparting your new-found knowledge and enthusiasm to visitors. All guides will receive a reciprocal pass for them and one guest to visit other attractions in the area.

Mission of the Organization: To interpret the history of the house and the families who lived here. Constructed in 1825, the house commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor. From its piazza, General P. T. Beauregard watched the fierce bombardment of Ft. Sumter on April 12, 1861, signaling the start of the Civil War. And on December 11 of the same year, the house gave refuge to General Robert E. Lee the night a wide-spreading fire threatened his safety in a Charleston hotel.

Address: 21 East Battery, Charleston 29401

Web Link: http://edmondstonalston.com/

Category: Education, Other (Historical)

Organization Contact and E-Mail/Phone: Marguerite Getz, 722-7171, mgetz@middletonplace.org

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