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

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Archaeology, Collections

One of the most beloved artifacts in the Drayton Hall Archaeological Collection is this “GR” medallion from a stoneware jug. Most likely made in Westerwald, Germany, these jugs enjoyed great…

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Breaking News, Event

This has certainly been the summer for family reunion groups to visit Drayton Hall. Drayton Hall hosted the Brown family (pictured above) who participated in our “Day in the Life…

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Education, Internships, Preservation, Research, Staff

  Describe your internship: I am working on an updated version of Drayton Hall’s National Historic Landmark nomination form. A lot of things have been learned about Drayton Hall since the…

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Archaeology, Breaking News, Collections, Staff

In 2012 Drayton Hall became an institutional partner of the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS), an extensive archaeological database created in 2000 by the Monticello Archaeology Department to…

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Collections, Research

If Charles Pinckney (1751-1824)—Continental Congressman, signer of the U.S. Constitution, Governor of South Carolina, and minister to Spain—is considered to be a “forgotten founder” by historians,  then so to is…

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Breaking News, Collections, Fieldwork, Research

Archivist Becky Ebert, who aided our staff in the search for the mystery watercolor’s provenance, recently visited Drayton Hall. As told in the intriguing story featured on our blog in August…

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