Immerse yourself in the full High Water experience with a stay at one of the historic properties in Riverfront Park. The Admiral’s House and Gatekeepers Inn once housed the highest-ranking officers of the former Charleston Navy Yard and have been fully restored to their original Victorian-era glory. Nestled within the majestic oaks of Riverfront Park, these stunning homes will take you back in time while only steps from the festival grounds. And when you’re ready to explore the rest of Charleston, you’re only minutes away from downtown.
This neoclassical manse, also known as Quarters A, was built in 1905 as the home of the Commandant of the Charleston Navy Yard. The three-story house features five bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and secured with its own lock, as well as multiple living spaces and dining room. Spacious verandas on the first and second floors offer views of the surrounding parkland and a sweet spot for sipping a Charleston Fizz. The house is ADA-compliant with elevator from the ground to all three floors.
Known as Quarters F when it was part of the naval officers’ district, Gatekeepers originally was home to the commissioner of Chicora Park, an Olmsted-designed green space that later became the Charleston Navy Yard. This four-bedroom, six-bathroom cottage was built in 1898 and features such charming features as a morning porch and solarium. The house is ADA-compliant with elevator from the ground to the second floor.