Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Lowcountry Oyster Festival ◊ February 6
    The “World’s Largest Oyster Roast” is held every January on the spacious back lawn of Boone Hall. Highlights include live music on the main stage by Andrew Beam and the Bluestone Ramblers, wine, a selection of domestic and imported beers, a Children’s Area, and a “Food Court” showcasing a variety of local favorite restaurants to satisfy everyone’s taste.
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  • Webinar – Power and Powerlessness in the Plantation System February 10
    On February 10, 2022, at 5:00 pm via Zoom webinar, Shannon C. Eaves, Ph.D., will speak with you virtually about her research for her current book project. In this presentation, Dr. Eaves illustrates enslaved people’s articulations of the South’s rape culture and how they formed these cultural understandings and transferred them across generational lines. Through these efforts, enslaved people learned how to survive and navigate terrains marred by sexualized violence. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
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  • 2022 Candlelight Tours of Drayton Hall February 12 & March 12
    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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  • Walking Tour in Downtown Charleston: Borough Houses with Center for Heirs Property February 19
    Join Drayton Hall’s curators and leaders from Center for Heirs Property Preservation of Charleston, SC, for a walking tour of the historic Borough Houses of downtown Charleston on Saturday, February 19, at 10:00 am. This is an in-person event held in downtown Charleston.
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  • Virtual Book Club: Camellia Garden Field Guide with author Brenda Litchfield February 24
    Join author Brenda Litchfield on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 5:30 pm for our February Virtual Book Club webinar. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
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  • Webinar: Drayton Hall in Mexico March 10
    Join Drayton Hall’s Curator of Historic Architectural Resources Trish Smith and a very special guest on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 5:00 pm EST to discuss an important architectural and decorative arts project underway in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
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  • Walking Tour: Outside Drayton Hall’s Main House March 19
    Join Drayton Hall Curator Amber Satterthwaite at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 19, 2022, for our guided outdoor walk, Outside Drayton Hall’s Main House.
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  • Virtual Book Club: The Charleston “Freedman’s Cottage” with author Lissa Felzer March 24
    Our virtual book club event for March 2022 is a visit with Lissa Felzer who will discuss her book, The Charleston “Freedman’s Cottage.” This event will be held on March 24, 2022, at 5:30 pm EST. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
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  • Charleston Spring Antiques Show Preview Party ◊ March 31
    Celebrate the opening night of the Charleston Spring Antiques Show at the exclusive Preview Party on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at The Gaillard Center in downtown Charleston, SC. Enjoy an extraordinary evening benefiting Drayton Hall Preservation Trust with a glittering cocktail party and a special collections exhibition by Drayton Hall of never-before exhibited Drayton Hall Collection objects.
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  • Come Grow with Us! Date Changed February 5
    Magnolia Plantation and Garden’s Gilliard Garden Center presents the February “All About Camellias” education program.
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  • Camellia Walks ◊ February 5, 19, & 26
    Magnolia’s Head of Horticulture, Kate White, will guide your group through a tour around the gardens, exploring over 20,000 Camellia plants!
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  • Wine and Chocolate Stroll ◊ February 12
    International travel may be limited during the pandemic, but you can quench your wanderlust (and your thirst!) at Magnolia’s annual International Wine and Chocolate Stroll on February 12, 2022, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Pick up your passport, souvenir glass, and first wine sampling in the Conservatory, then stroll to eight different “countries” (each with a locally-themed wine, beer, and/or dessert pairing) in the beautiful gardens along the Ashley River. Featuring live music!
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  • Pirates and Mermaids Date Changed February 19
    Ahoy, landlubbers! Arrrrr you ready for Pirates and Mermaids? Meet and take pictures with pirates and mermaids from your favorite tales on February 19 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be jump castles, food trucks, and other activities for the whole family!
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  • Celebrating Black History Month February 1-28
    Every day through exhibits, tours and daily programs, visitors to Middleton Place National Historic Landmark learn about the enslaved men and women who lived and worked here and hear their important stories and vast contributions from engineering and landscaping to building and sustaining Middleton Place through the centuries. To commemorate Black History Month, Middleton Place will provide special programming throughout the month of February.
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  • Camellia Walk ◊ February 1-26
    Each winter, the beauty of camellias enhances the Gardens with thousands of blossoms. Special 11:00 am 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.
    For additional information click on the desired date: Feb 1, Feb 3, Feb 5, Feb 8, Feb 10, Feb 12, Feb 15, Feb 17, Feb 19, Feb 22, Feb 24, Feb 26
  • Colour of Music Festival | Chamber Music at Edmondston-Alston House ◊ February 3
    The Colour of Music Festival returns to the Edmondston-Alston House on Thursday February 3, 2022, at 7:30 pm with Chamber Music III.
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  • Beauty & History: Camellia Workshop ◊ February 5
    Sidney Frazier, Master Gardener & VP of Horticulture, has dedicated over 46 years to overseeing the care of the oldest landscaped gardens in America at Middleton Place. Sidney, dubbed “The King of Camellias,” will lead this lively workshop, covering several aspects of the camellia plant, from its origins in Asia and its various forms to care and maintenance. Expect expert advice in planting, water, pruning, fertilizing, propagating, and disease identification and eradication.
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  • Lest We Forget. . . A Story of the African American Experience ◊ February 5 & 12
    This engaging and thought-provoking program tells the story of one woman’s life and enslavement in the Low Country of South Carolina. Using such time-honored traditions as storytelling and music, Rose Atterberry weaves an emotional story that invokes memories of the past, while speaking to our modern-day conscience. Included in general admission and free for members.
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  • 2022 Virtual Auction ◊ February 7-10
    Help raise $100,000 to support the preservation of America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens and help the Foundation advance its mission to inspire, educate and enact positive change through and understanding of American history. Auction registration information available February 1 at 8:00 am. The auction and raffle will run entirely online until 8:00 pm on February 10.
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  • A Circle Unbroken: A Conversation with Nakia Wigfall—Gullah Sweetgrass Sewer ◊ February 20
    Join us on February 20 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in the Pavilion at Middleton Place for a conversation with Nakia M. Wigfall, a fifth-generation basket maker who holds to the heritage of coiled sweetgrass basketry passed down to her generationally from her West African enslaved ancestors.
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  • Cocktails and Camellias ◊ February 26
    Mix and mingle at the most beautiful Cocktail Party in Charleston in America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens. This is a unique opportunity to celebrate the vast expanse of camellias spectacularly performing through the winter across all sixty-five acres of the formal Garden rooms at Middleton Place. The evening includes specialty cocktails inspired by the gardens, wine, and small plates exclusively created for this event by Middleton Place Restaurant Executive Chef Chris Lukic.
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