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Free Admission to Drayton Hall for Military
Drayton Hall offers members of the military a discount on admission throughout the year and, since 2007, has offered free admission over the summer months. This year we are continuing that tradition by participating in the Blue Star Museums program.
The mission of Drayton Hall, a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is to preserve and interpret Drayton Hall and its
environs in order to educate the public and inspire people to embrace historic preservation.
Drayton Hall Backgrounder
Drayton Hall is a National Historic Landmark and a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Begun in 1738, the historic plantation house stands
on a 630-acre site and is one of the finest examples of Georgian-Palladian architecture in America. After seven generations, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and
numerous hurricanes and earthquakes, the main house remains in nearly original condition. The entire site serves as a testimony to America's heritage. Drayton Hall
is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is open to the public daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
National Trust Backgrounder
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting the irreplaceable.
Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Trust was founded in 1949 and provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save
America's diverse historic places and revitalize communities. Its Washington, DC headquarters staff, six regional offices and 28 historic sites
work with the Trust's 270,000 members and thousands of local community groups in all 50 states. For more information, visit the Trust's web
site at www.nationaltrust.org