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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Breaking News, Education, Event, Uncategorized

Architecture enthusiasts from across the southern United States converged on Charleston in mid-April for VITRUVIANA 2012: Charleston and the Development of American Architecture.  The purpose of the 2-day program was…

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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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Breaking News, Education, Research

Drayton Hall has served as a place of learning for the young and old, student and professional for the last 37 years.  Consistently uncovering new details and disproving historical misconceptions,…

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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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Education, Teachers

Dig, Dig, Dig.  I remember reading those words over and over to my three little boys a long time ago.  Dig, Dig, Dig.  The words echo now from the pages…

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