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African American history, Distinguished Speakers Series

In honor of Black History month, we hope you will join us virtually as we broadcast live the authors lecture of Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts on their pivotal…

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Visitor Services

Drayton Hall is the one plantation you must see when visiting Charleston. We are pleased to offer visitors a new exclusive tour experience which is a lovely way for a…

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Development/Fundraising

“When I returned from being in the service, Drayton Hall grew on me. I can’t even describe it.  Drayton Hall means everything to me.”               …

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Colonoware Drayton Hall Collections Charleston SC
African American history, Archaeology

Pictured: 18th century colonoware bowl with crenulated rim emulating an English-made Staffordshire slipware bowl. Drayton Hall Archaeological Collection.  Artifact spotlight: Colonoware Only a small portion of the material culture in…

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Collections, Conservation, Preservation, Sally Reahard Visitor Center

This fall, Drayton Hall welcomed back two must-see Charleston museum gallery objects to the new Gates Gallery at Drayton Hall.  Widely considered the most important pieces of decorative arts furnishings…

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Collections

This month’s Drayton Hall Collections artifact highlight is in the current exhibit, An Agreeable Prospect in the new Gates Gallery. This large Chinese-export porcelain dish holds a central place among decorative items dating…

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