Drayton Hall will be closed Thursday, October 11 in anticipation of wide-spread flooding in our area.

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A Rich and Varied Culture, Distinguished Speakers Series

As part of the Drayton Hall Distinguished Speakers Series, Ronald L. Hurst gave a presentation entitled A Rich and Varied Culture: the Material World of the Early South on September 18, 2014. Already seven months…

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Friends of Drayton Hall, Staff

By George McDaniel One of my pleasures in my first ten or fifteen years of working at Drayton Hall was the chance to work with Gene Heizer, our remarkable volunteer…

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Distinguished Speakers Series, Event, Friends of Drayton Hall

By Tara White, Development Events Coordinator As the oppressive heat and humidity of summer abates and the almost forgotten promise of a crisp breeze moves through Charleston’s streets, it is…

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Landscape, Preservation, Staff

By George McDaniel When Hurricane Hugo struck, I’d accepted the job as site director, but was not due to start until November, so I was still in Atlanta where I…

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How has Drayton Hall changed since you arrived in 1989? My goal was to sustain Drayton Hall’s pursuit of excellence by building on the strong foundation of my predecessors, who…

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Breaking News

Thank you to Grant Stevens of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for including Drayton Hall on his list of recommended Instagram accounts to follow. In his blog post Attracting New Audiences…

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