Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • 2021 Lowcountry Strawberry Festival April 29 through May 2
    This Family Festival event features a petting zoo, acrobatic dog shows, pig races, a three-story slide tower, two giant jump pillows, playground area, contests, live entertainment, vendor exhibits, access to the festival ride side of the event, free parking, and more. Tractor rides to the u-pick strawberry fields also included during designated u-pick hours as long as berries are available.
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  • Webinar: A Tale of Two Draytons: New Perspectives on the Denmark Vesey Conspiracy ◊ April 15
    Join Brandon M. Stone virtually on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm when he will discuss his Masters thesis: A Tale of Two Draytons: New Perspectives on the Denmark Vesey Conspiracy. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
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  • Virtual Book Club – 101 African Americans Who Shaped South Carolina ◊ April 20
    Join author Dr. Bernard E. Powers virtually on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 5:30 pm as he discusses his newly released book 101 African Americans Who Shaped South Carolina.
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  • Webinar: Using Architectural Paint Analysis to Help Decipher Historic Buildings ◊ April 22
    Join Dr. Susan Buck virtually on Thursday, April 22 at 5:00 pm for a Zoom webinar entitled Using Architectural Paint Analysis to Help Decipher Historic Buildings. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
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  • Webinar: The Reverbratory Kiln with Matt Webster ◊ April 29
    On Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm, join Matt Webster, Director of Architectural Preservation and Research at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for this educational webinar that will examine the rich masonry history at Drayton Hall in Charleston. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
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  • Historic Landscape & Lenhardt Garden Walks of Drayton Hall ◊ May 1 & May 22
    Manager of Horticultural Landscapes and Modern Facilities at Drayton Hall, Eric Becker will host two in-person outdoor walking events in May 2021. A remarkable journey through the history of Drayton Hall from a different perspective, this walk will change the way you see and understand the land around Drayton Hall and round out your understanding of how the landscape has changed around the house.
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  • Prosecco on the Portico of Drayton Hall ◊ May 8
    Enjoy a glass of prosecco on the iconic portico of Drayton Hall. Grounds admission and Audio Tour are included in the ticket price. Prosecco will be served from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. All COVID-19 safety precautions are in place.
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  • Garden Strolls & Wine Tastings ◊ April 14, 21, & 28; May 5, 12 & 19
    Sip and stroll in America’s oldest landscaped gardens while sampling old and new world wines. Each Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, a different garden location will be paired with a selection of wines for you to sample. Enjoy spectacular views and light snacks. Safety guidelines will be in place.
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  • Wine on the Piazza – Edmondston Alston House April 15
    Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House followed by a glass of wine on the second story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor. Entry times are staggered to allow for social distancing.
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  • “Mama Hattie Remembers. . .” A Story of African American Life Through Stories & Song ◊ April 17 & 24
    Join Mama Hattie (portrayed by Rose Atterberry) as she recalls her life growing up in the Low Country of South Carolina. This special presentation includes rich African American traditions of storytelling and music.
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  • Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist Book Talk ◊ April 20
    Join moderator Harlan Greene and authors Dwight McInvaill, Caroline Palmer, and Anne Tinker as they discuss their newly-released book, Alice. This 6:30 pm Zoom webinar is free to the public and hosted by Middleton Place Foundation.
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  • Meet the Stableyards Animals ◊ April 24
    Come spend the afternoon outdoors with some of Middleton Place’s four-footed friends. Learn how to measure the height of a horse; tell the difference between a pullet and a hen; feel the lanolin from a sheep’s fleece; and much more. Included in General Admission. Masks may be required for portions of the event.
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