Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Historic Landscape & Lenhardt Garden Walks May 22
    Manager of Horticultural Landscapes and Modern Facilites at Drayton Hall, Eric Becker will host an in-person outdoor walking event on Saturday, May 22. 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.
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  • Webinar: Virtual Book Club – The Shell Builders ◊ June 3
    Join author Colin Brooker on Thursday, June 3 at 5:30 pm as he discusses his book The Shell Builders. You can register to watch the event live or receive the recording the following day. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
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  • Prosecco on the Portico of Drayton Hall ◊ June 19
    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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  • Drayton Hall Summer Camp for ages 8 – 10 July 12 – 15
    An unforgettable summer science and history camp at Charleston’s oldest home. Participants will enjoy daily nature and landscape walks, learn about science and archaeology through hands-on STEAM-based activities, and explore the history of the plantation and the lives of its many residents.
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  • Garden Strolls & Wine Tastings ◊ May 12, 19 & 26
    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 May 13 & 27
    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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  • Distinguished Speakers Series: Dr. Edda L. Fields-Black ◊ May 13
    Join Dr. Fields as she shares a preview of her upcoming book, Combee: Harriet Tubman, the Combahee River Raid, and the Gullah Geechee Transformation. 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 ◊ May 15
    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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  • Fiber Art: Wool Felting May 22
    Visit with Charleston visual artist Kim Keelor while she demonstrates how she uses wool to create fiber paintings through an old-world process. There will also be some opportunities for guests to try wool-felting throughout the day with wool shorn from the Middleton sheep.
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  • Family Day: Games in the Garden May 30
    Visitors can try Colonial games including Quoits, Jackstraws, Skittles, Arches, Noughts and Crosses, Snake Eyes, and Graces. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
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  • Junior Historian Summer Camp for ages 8 and up July 12 – 16
    Middleton Place will immerse young people in South Carolina history by introducing them to one of America’s Founding Families and to the daily activities of a working Lowcountry rice plantation. The fun and educational programs will provide valuable real-life experience and will inspire the next generation with an interest in history, social studies, science and art.
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