Drayton Hall has reopened and we want to thank you! Buy your tickets at the Drayton Hall Gate and receive 30% off adult house tour and grounds tickets until September 23, 2018. The adult ticket will be $22 rather than $32. Now is the time to visit the newly expanded Drayton Hall! This offer does not apply to online ticket sales, gate tickets only.

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Category: African American history


African American history, Cameron Moon, Genealogy

by Cameron Moon, Assistant Curator of Historic Architectural Resources With the increasing popularity of genealogy websites like Ancestry.com, more people can track their ancestry back multiple generations without the help…

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African American history, Archaeology, Collections, Genealogy, New Facilities, Preservation, Research

by Cameron Moon, Preservation Coordinator, the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust As work begins on the new visitor center, preparations to repurpose the historic caretaker’s house into an interpretive exhibit are…

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African American history, Archaeology, Breaking News, Collections, Event

By Sarah Stroud Clarke, Archaeologist + Curator of Collections A group of objects from the Drayton Hall Museum and Archaeological Collections are on their way to The Society of The Four…

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African American history, Breaking News, Conservation, Staff, Uncategorized

George McDaniel, the driving force behind the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust for more than 25 years, has announced he’ll be stepping down at the end of the month. It’s bittersweet…

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African American history, Research

By Dr. Dale Rosengarten, Founding Director of the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston Library On a cold afternoon at the end of February, I accompanied 20 first-year…

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African American history, Research

By Ruth Ellen Gruber, Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Distinguished Visiting Chair at the College of Charleston More than 20 years ago I wrote a book called Upon the Doorposts…

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