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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McDaniel’s Tenure Praised for “Public History Leadership”

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Dr. George W. McDaniel

Dr. George W. McDaniel, President Emeritus of Drayton Hall

We were delighted to learn that The Southern Garden History Society ran a wonderful tribute to Drayton Hall’s recently retired President and Executive Director George W. McDaniel in the Spring 2015 issue of its members’ newsletter, Magnolia. Written by Editor Kenneth M. McFarland, the article praised Dr. McDaniel’s leadership, noting his accomplishments and influence over his 25-year-plus tenure.

Click here to read the complete article: George McDaniel and Drayton Hall

About the Society: The Southern Garden History Society was founded in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in May 1982, as an outgrowth of a continuing series of biennial conferences on Restoring Southern Gardens and Landscapes, held at Old Salem. The purpose of the society is to stimulate interest in Southern garden and landscape history, in historic horticulture, and in the preservation of historic gardens and landscapes in the South. Membership is open to any individual, family, corporation, or organization interested in the aims and purposes of the society.  .

Interested in learning more about Southern historic landscapes? Discover Drayton Hall and what Southern Landscape Historian Suzanne Turner calls “The most significant, undisturbed historic landscape in America.”

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