Tour Tradd Street – March 13, 2019
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Historic Charleston Foundation presents a Tour of Tradd Street. Tradd Street stretches from the Ashley to the Cooper rivers, and is one of the original carriage ways laid out in the 1680 “Grand Modell” of Charles Town. Tradition says the street was named for Robert Tradd, said to be the first child of European descent born in the Province. lt may instead have been named for his father, Richard Tradd, who by 1679 was living at the northeast corner of present-day Tradd and East Bay. Early deeds refer to “the little street that runs from Cooper River past Mr. Tradd’s house.” Today, this neighborhood contains the greatest concentration of early 18th century houses in the city, many of which were once home to seafaring merchants, royal office holders and gentry.
Ticketholders for Tour of Tradd Street will need to pick up Passports and tour maps at the Festival ticket office located in The Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation at 108 Meeting Street on March 12th or 13th.
(Image credit: Historic Charleston Foundation website)