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Historical Naval Base Housing Tours

On Saturday, June 26, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, the public is invited to tour the historical homes in the Officers’ Housing District of the former Navy Base, including the Admiral’s House, Eternal Father of the Sea Chapel, and Gatekeeper’s Inn at Quarters F.  Representatives will offer a guided experience of each structures’ vibrant history and answer questions regarding rentals for weddings, receptions, and corporate events.

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey stated, “North Charleston may be a young city, but our history is long and fascinating.  We have always envisioned the Officers’ Housing District as public space to accompany North Charleston’s premier and picturesque Riverfront Park, and with the opening of the Admiral’s House, our aspirations move one step further.  I invite the entire community to join us and experience the history that was locked behind base-gates for nearly 100 years.”

The Admiral’s House

The expansive, 7,391-square foot, Neo-Classical style estate was constructed for the Commandant of the Charleston Navy Yard in 1905 atop one of the highest hills in the area, officially designated Quarters A. Over the next ninety years, the residence was home to the highest-ranking Officer at the Charleston Naval Base.  A $4.3 million renovation, funded by the Redevelopment Authority, has returned the Admiral’s House to its former grandeur.

The Admiral’s House is now available for weddings and events with the additional offering of overnight stays.  The home complements the growing event spaces surrounding Riverfront Park.

Admiral’s House Photos

Learn more about Riverfront Park and the Officers’ Housing, here: Riverfront Park – City of North Charleston, SC