Drayton Hall will be closed December 24, 25, and 31st and January 1, 2019.

Winter mid-week all-inclusive admission is 25% off Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with code WINTER25. Tickets make a great gift!

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Category: African American history


African American history, Education, Genealogy, Research

In African-American genealogical research, there is a term that describes the dearth of records associated with former slaves prior to 1870. Researchers call it the “1870 brick wall,” and for…

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African American history, Education, Research, Uncategorized

For most of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century, plantation tourist sites in the Charleston area were not places to learn about African American history. This was a…

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African American history, Archaeology, Education, Event

For many years the Barbadian Consulate General has organized an event in US cities that are significant to Barbadian heritage. This year they came back to Charleston, South Carolina for…

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African American history, Uncategorized

There was an excellent article in the New York Times by Edward Rothstein, a noted Times museum critic, about how Charleston museums are interpreting slavery. “…Or go to Drayton Hall,…

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African American history, Uncategorized

 As we observe Black History Month, interpreter John Saunders offers his reflections on African-American history at Drayton Hall through the centuries.   “There is much to be learned from what…

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African American history, Event

Why do the Spirituals Concerts continue to be popular after so many years? “That’s where the Gullah spiritual makes its impact,” Ann Caldwell explains. Ann Caldwell  “It calls people to…

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