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: Collections


Archaeology, Architecture, Collections, Conservation, New Facilities

Small metal objects are usually the most difficult artifacts to identify in our archaeological collection. It often takes some super sleuthing and a lot of research to figure out the…

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Architecture, Collections, Preservation

As we continue to move forward with our expanded new facilities initiative, there’s one major aspect of the plan that’s undergoing rehabilitation rather than construction. The Caretaker’s House was likely…

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Collections, Research, Visitor Services

This summer one of Charleston’s moments in the spotlight is actually due to its moment in the dark – a solar eclipse takes place August 21, and Charleston is the…

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George Edwards Watercolors Exhibit
Collections, George Edwards Watercolors, Press, Sarah Stroud Clarke

Summer is the perfect time to relax and engage in a little bird watching. You won’t be able to catch a view of this now-extinct Carolina Parrot or Parakeet in…

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Collections, Conservation, Research, Sarah Stroud Clarke

by Sarah Stroud Clarke, Archaeologist & Curator of Collections The Drayton Hall collections span centuries and generations of Drayton family members. This month we are highlighting an object that is…

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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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