Drayton Hall will be closed December 24, 25, and 31st and January 1, 2019.

Winter mid-week all-inclusive admission is 25% off Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with code WINTER25. Tickets make a great gift!


As the nonprofit organization tasked with stewardship, research and interpretation of this irreplaceable site, Drayton Hall Preservation Trust holds a significant responsibility. We are the intermediaries between artifact and student, estate and visitor, past and present.

For more than 250 years, Drayton Hall has stood witness to the American South. Among the best and most complete examples of Southern colonial life open to the public today, the property holds a vital educational responsibility. It is also an active archaeological site with an extensive museum collection of rare 18th- and 19th-century objects and artifacts.

The Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is a privately funded nonprofit organization responsible for the operation and administration of Drayton Hall, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site. The mission of the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is to research, preserve, and interpret Drayton Hall, its collections, and environs, in order to educate the public and to inspire people to embrace historic preservation.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation protects significant places representing our diverse cultural experience by taking direct action and inspiring broad public support. For more information on the mission and sites of the National Trust, visit savingplaces.org.


Chair Richard Almeida
Vice Chair Marilynn Wood Hill
Vice Chair W. Hampton Morris
Treasurer H. Montague (Monty) Osteen Jr.
Secretary Thomas W. (Woody) Rash Jr.
Nathan (Nate) Berry
Mary (MeMe) Black
William B. (Bill) Bodine
Catherine Brown Braxton
Frank W. Brumley
John T. Cahill
Amelia (Mimi) Cathcart
Matthew Cochrane-Logan
P. Steven (Steve) Dopp
Frank B. Drayton Jr.
John B. Hildreth
Benjamin P. (Ben) Jenkins III
Rise Johnson
Cynthia (Cynnie) Kellogg
Kristopher B. King
Douglas B. (Doug) Lee
Benjamin F. (Ben) Lenhardt Jr.
Fulton D. (Tony) Lewis Jr.
Michael B. Prevost
Margaret Beck Pritchard
Anthony C. (Tony) Wood

To contact the Staff of the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust, please click on the names below or call our main number at (843) 769-2600 during regular business hours and an operator will direct your call.


Carter C. Hudgins, Ph.D.


Pamela Brown



Paula Marion, Chief Financial Officer
Michelle Johanek, Finance Associate


Marsha Ray, Director of Advancement
Caroline Schultz, Advancement Manager
Lauren Williams, Advancement Coordinator
Catherine Coughlin, Communications & Marketing Manager


Carter C. Hudgins, Ph.D., Acting Director of Preservation
Sarah Stroud Clarke, Archaeologist and Curator of Collections
Patricia Lowe Smith, Curator of Historic Architectural Resources
Eric Becker, Manager of Landscapes, Horticulture, and Modern Facilities
Cameron Moon, Assistant Curator of Historic Architectural Resources
Corey Heyward, Wexler Curatorial Fellow
Raymond Nesmith, Landscape and Horticulture Technician
Tom Eline, Landscape and Horticulture Technician


Kate Ludwig, Director of Retail and Admissions
Open Position, Curator of Interpretation and Museum Programs
Stephanie Demkowski, Guest Services & Volunteer Coordinator
Amanda FelderGuest Services Coordinator
Patricia Jack, Guest Services Coordinator
Historical Interpreters:  Zachary Ford, Rosemary Giesy, Bev Hildreth, Nicole Houck, Diana Inthavong, Lauren Ketelhut, Mary Jo Lautier, Mack Martin, Betsy McAmis, Diane Miller, Connie Yaccarino, Jordan Yale
Guest Services Sales Associates: Caroline Cannon, Whitney Clayton, Sharon Kreuder, Paige Lavine, Leslie Lewis, Ellyn Frisch Morgan,


John B. Anderson, Robert A. Johnson, Ian Purches, Judi Purches, Josephine Tapia, Joan Younce, Stan Younce, Jackie Bowe, Judy Canonico, Charlotte and Bill Collier, Cynthia Corley, Kathy and Sam Dellorso, Leilani DeMuth, Zach Ford, Maryjane and Tony Islan, Elanie and Steve Knapp, Colana Mathis, Gail Morrill, Chris Rosendall, Janice and Michael Shada, Bonnie Sykes, Sherry Timko, Rita Wilkie, Phoebe Willis, Carol Wood, Matt and Diane Zender

To contact the Staff of the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust, please call our main number at (843) 769-2600 during regular business hours and an operator will direct your call.