Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Wine Under the Oaks December 5
    This event has become one of the highlights of the December social calendar in the Lowcountry and a signature special event for Boone Hall Plantation. Sunday, December 5 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
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  • Christmas At Boone Hall Plantation December 6 – January 3
    The plantation mansion and grounds are decorated with beautiful Christmas decorations of every kind. It’s holiday decorating at its finest which is why USA Today chose Boone Hall Plantation as one of the top “Historic Homes for The Holidays”.
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  • Walking Tour – The Hutchinson House, Edisto Island November 13
    Join John Girault, Executive Director of Edisto Island Open Land Trust on Saturday, November 13 from 10:00 to 11:30 am for a walk and tour at the Hutchinson House on Edisto Island.
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  • Virtual Book Club – Black Freedom in the Age of Slavery November 18
    Join author John Garrison Marks on Thursday, November 18 virtually at 5:30 pm as he discusses his book “Black Freedom in the Age of Slavery: Race, Status, and Identity in the Urban Americas”. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
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  • Welcome Back! Bulb Planting Family Day November 20
    Bring the whole family out to Drayton Hall on Saturday, November 20 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm for a fun and exciting day of interactive learning activities and bulb planting for spring blooms! Two food trucks will be available at varying times across the day.
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  • 2021 Candlelight Tours of Drayton Hall November 27; December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18
    Experience Drayton Hall at night with an incredibly special candlelight tour experience. This is a remarkable way to understand the house and lives which touched it – and historic Charleston – from the perspective of a non-modernized colonial home.
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  • Webinar – Charles Drayton and the Scottish Enlightenment December 2
    Join 2021 Drayton Hall Wood Family Fellow, Olivia Stankus as she explores Charles Drayton’s education at the University of Edinburgh Medical School during the Scottish Enlightenment. Learn how his educational training influenced Drayton and his life once he returned to Drayton Hall. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
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  • Drayton Hall’s 2021 Oyster Roast! December 5
    A long time favorite of local families and visitors alike, Drayton Hall throws the best annual oyster roast to celebrate the Christmas season in Charleston! Register early, this event sells out early every year!
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  • 38th Annual African American Spirituals Concert December 12
    Performed in the round in the beautiful George W. McDaniel Education Center at Drayton Hall, this traditional Charleston holiday concert is a rare opportunity to experience music that could have been heard centuries ago in the surrounding fields and praise houses. Prior to the concerts, guests will enjoy a light reception with wassail – an historic and traditional holiday libation of Charleston.
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  • Virtual Book Club – Gullah Spirituals December 16
    Join author Eric Sean Crawford virtually at 5:30 pm on Thursday, December 16 as he discusses his book “Gullah Spirituals: The Sound of Freedom and Protest in the South Carolina Sea Islands” This is a Donate What You Can Event presented by Drayton Hall.
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  • Fall Market Days November 6, 13, & 20
    Come tour The Farm at Middleton Place from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm while supporting local farms and artisans. Fall Market Days will offer a wide range of local groceries, gardening supplies and gifts. There is ample parking at the farm and general admission to Middleton Place is not required.
    For additional information click on the desired date: Nov 6, Nov 13, or Nov 20
  • Living History Days November 13 & 14
    This popular annual event showcases the many different skills that were utilized throughout the Low Country’s long rich history. Such work as carpentry, blacksmithing, pottery, laundry, cooking, and cane pressing will be demonstrated. In addition, historic practices of agriculture and animal husbandry will also be presented. This special event is included in general admission.
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  • Holiday Market November 26 & 27
    The Garden Market & Nursery and Museum Shop at Middleton Place kick-off the shopping season with an open-air holiday market on November 26-27 from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm. The market will feature some of your favorite local artisans and vendors including Mission Essentials, Charleston Gullah and Sweetgrass Baskets, the Cookie Chick, and the Cultured Pearl. Admission to Middleton Place is not required to shop at the Garden Market & Nursery or Museum Shop.
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  • Christmas on the Battery: Carols, Candlelight & Gullah Christmas Stories December 2 & 3
    Enjoy a special evening at the historic Edmondston-Alston House. Take a self guided tour of the festively decorated house by candlelight and hear the Charleston Caroling Company. Warm up in the courtyard with a glass of wine or hot cider where local storyteller, Fouché Sheppard, will perform Gullah Christmas stories. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
    For additional information click on the desired date: Dec 2 or Dec 3
  • Family Yuletide in the Stableyards December 11
    Fresh greenery, berries and other items will be provided to make natural holiday decor. Stableyards artisan shops will be lit by candlelight as craftspeople ply their trades and interact with visitors. Seasonal refreshments provided. The evening will include crafts for children, a living nativity, storytelling by Father Christmas, and carolers.
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