Drayton Hall will be closed on April 27 and 28 in preparation to open the Sally Reahard Visitor Center on April 29.

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Tracing the Footprints of Ancestors at Drayton Hall

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Drayton Hall annual closed week
Breaking News, Preservation

For one week a year, Drayton Hall closes its doors so that we can undertake an attic-to-basement cleaning of the main house and take care of other preservation and maintenance…

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Archaeology, Architecture, Collections, Conservation, New Facilities

Small metal objects are usually the most difficult artifacts to identify in our archaeological collection. It often takes some super sleuthing and a lot of research to figure out the…

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Architecture, Trish Smith

by Trish Smith, Curator of Historic Architectural Resources The year is 1492, and the writing is on the wall for the Venetian Republic. For centuries, their strategic location at the…

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Archaeology, Landscape, Preservation, Visitor Services

The hurricane season of 2017 has already seen us watch Harvey from afar, weather Irma up close and keep an eye on Maria; we’ve gotten hurricane preparedness down to a…

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Architecture, Collections, Preservation

As we continue to move forward with our expanded new facilities initiative, there’s one major aspect of the plan that’s undergoing rehabilitation rather than construction. The Caretaker’s House was likely…

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Collections, Research, Visitor Services

This summer one of Charleston’s moments in the spotlight is actually due to its moment in the dark – a solar eclipse takes place August 21, and Charleston is the…

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