Who were the enslaved Africans at Drayton Hall?
What were their lives like in the 18th and 19th centuries?
Connections is an interactive program about the history of Drayton Hall and those who lived and labored here. The program focuses on the connections, contributions, and experiences of Africans and African Americans to South Carolina, Charleston, and Drayton Hall. Museum interpreters will present images of primary sources and artifacts to tell the story of the enslaved people and their descendants. Join us for a unique glimpse into the past, and discover how African and European traditions blended to create the rich Lowcountry culture that exists today. Connections is a perfect complement to the house tour and allows for a deeper appreciation of the rich and complex history of the site.
Presented twice daily and lasts 30 minutes.
Please note that Drayton Hall is closed for the five following holidays: New Year’s Eve and Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Eve and Day.
We are also closed during the first week in February for our annual site maintenance.