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Residents of Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties receive $3.50 admission and $10 house tours in January for Charleston's 350th anniversary!

Drayton Hall will be closed Feb 3-6, 2020.


Drayton Hall’s Oyster Roast returns on December 7

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The following letter from Carter Hudgins, President and CEO of Drayton Hall Preservation Hall was sent to friends of Drayton Hall on November 8, 2019 and marks a great relief…

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African American history, Cameron Moon

The exhibit in the Caretaker’s House at Drayton Hall won the Gold Award in the over $25,000 category of the Excellence in Exhibitions Competition at the South Eastern Museum Conference…

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Collections, Conservation, Sarah Stroud Clarke

One of a set of twelve side chairs from an original suite of furniture created for Drayton Hall, the chair frame is marked VII while the seat frame is marked…

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Drayton Hall is Charleston’s finest plantation. The plantations of Charleston which are open to the public are all located about ten miles outside the city area of Charleston, SC. Drayton…

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African American history, Archaeology, Art, Breaking News, Research

In a collaborative effort between Southeastern archaeologists, Drayton Hall (Charleston, SC) Wexler Curatorial Fellow Corey Heyward is identifying ways to recognize West African potting traditions on locally made, low-fired ceramics…

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African American history, Archaeology

  We are very pleased and thankful today to announce that the Wexler Curatorial Fellowship in Archaeology at Drayton Hall has been joined in support by the Gaylord and Dorothy…

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