Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

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  • Walking Tour of Post-Civil War Ashley River Side Features of Drayton Hall’s Landscape ◊ February 1
    Curator Cameron Moon will lead a tour of the evolution of the Drayton Hall plantation landscape close to the Ashley River, at the back of the main house, on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10:00 am to noon.
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  • Historic Entertaining and Wine Tasting ◊ February 1
    Please join us for a historic entertaining-inspired interpretive conversation followed by a wine tasting.  Enjoy wines with histories relevant to entertaining at Drayton Hall through the generations.
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  • Guy Wolff Meet & Greet at Terrace Clay Studio ◊ February 6
    Visit with Guy Wolff, a world-renowned historic pottery ceramicist at Terrace Clay Studio on James Island at 2041 Wapoo Drive, Charleston, SC 29412. A master in traditional pottery, Guy Wolff has been researching and recreating historic pots for over thirty years.
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  • Prosecco on the Portico of Drayton Hall ◊ February 9
    At 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 9, 2020 you are invited to enjoy prosecco overlooking Charleston’s most beautiful estate landscape.
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  • Pints for Preservation at Home Team Downtown ◊ February 13
    This month, Pints for Preservation happy hours pop up is at Home Team BBQ in downtown Charleston, located at 26 Williman St, Charleston, SC 29403. No tickets, no cover, No RSVP’s are necessary – just join Drayton Hall Preservation Trust at Home Team BBQ to connect and raise a glass to benefit Drayton Hall. Happy hours help history – be there!
  • Drayton Hall Kids! Daily Life at Drayton Hall ◊ February 16
    Bring the family to Drayton Hall on Saturday, February 16, 2020 for Daily Life at Drayton Hall – Interactive Learning for Kids. Get an inside look at daily life at Drayton Hall in the late 1700s through hands-on activities and talk with interpreters about the many important jobs that took place at that time.
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  • Wildlife Photography Walk ◊ February 16
    Join Lowcountry wildlife photographer Jerry Bridges on the grounds of Drayton Hall for bird and wildlife walks around the 125-acre historic core of Drayton Hall’s landscape on Sunday,  February 16 at 1:00 pm.
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  • ArchiTALK at South Carolina Society Hall  ◊ February 20
    On Thursday, February 20, at South Carolina Society Hall in Charleston, SC, Drayton Hall’s City Speaks Series hosts ArchiTALK.  Join a group of nationally renowned architects that will gather in the round to discuss their favorite examples of historic architecture around the world, their significance and how they lend themselves to contemporary lifestyles.
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  • Lights of Magnolia ◊ Now through March 15, 2020
    Step inside a unique blend of Chinese Culture and Southern hospitality. Lights of Magnolia is a 9-acre experience of larger-than-life Chinese lanterns in the shapes of flowers, animals, traditional Chinese symbols, and more. Stroll through 23 different themed areas and walk away with unforgettable memories.
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  • Wine & Chocolate Walk ◊ February 8 & 9
    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens invites you to enjoy a Wine & Chocolate Walk through America’s oldest romantic-style garden from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday, February 8 & 9.
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  • Amateur Camellia Show ◊ February 15
    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is hosting their Second Annual Amateur Camellia Show on Saturday, February 15. Tri-county residents can bring a camellia bloom to be judged in the show on February 15 and receive free garden admission. Bloom entries will be accepted between 9:00 – 11:00 am and judging will begin at 11:00 am. They will be judging adults and children entries separately and awarding prizes for Best Small, Best Medium, and Best in Show. Enter a bloom for a chance to win some big prizes!

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  • Local Appreciation Month ◊ January & February
    As a way to say “thank you,” Middleton Place invites local residents to visit during January & February 2020 and enjoy half-price adult General Admission to the Gardens and Stableyards.
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  • Black History Month Programming ◊ February 1 – 29
    Celebrate Black History with Beyond The Fields Walking Tours and view Eliza’s House where an exhibit focusing on the daily lives of enslaved people and their work “beyond the fields” is on display.  All programs are included with General Admission (free for Foundation members).
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  • Beauty & History: Camellia Workshop ◊ February 1
    Master Gardener and Middleton Place VP Horticulture, Sidney Frazier, leads a lively and free workshop in the Garden Market & Nursery on propagating, growing and caring for camellias. Space is limited and reservations required.
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  • Camellia Walks ◊ February 4 through March 14
    Dates: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday in February & March
    Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Special walking tours given by expert guides focus on the historic camellias, including the 1786 Reine des Fleurs, one of the first camellias planted in America. Tours last approximately 75 minutes. Space is limited and reservations required.
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  • Candlelight Tour and Madeira Tasting ◊ February 21
    Enjoy a unique evening visit to the Edmondston-Alston House on Charleston’s historic Battery. See the house lit solely by candlelight including the rarely-lit chandeliers. Stationed throughout the house, docents will share the history of those that called 21 East Battery home. Enjoy light refreshments and a tasting of Madeira on the second story piazza. Space is limited and reservations required.
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