Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Webinar: John Watson of Colonial Williamsburg on 18th-century musical instruments May 12
    John Watson, Conservator of Early Keyboard Instruments at Colonial Williamsburg, joins Sarah Stroud Clarke to discuss an intriguing journal entry from Charles Drayton’s (1743-1820) plantation records on March 5, 1802. Learn who was likely playing the Grand fortepiano and where it had arrived from in this fun webinar on Thursday, May 12, at 5:00 pm. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
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  • Walking Tour: Historic Landscape and Lenhardt Garden Walk May 21
    Join Director of Archaeology Luke Pecoraro on a walking tour of the east side of the main house to learn more about the current archaeological investigations and planned work to explore the designed 18th-19th century landscape. Advanced registration is required.
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  • Virtual Book Club: The Allure of Charleston May 26
    Join author and photographer Susan Sully to discuss her newly released book The Allure of Charleston. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
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  • Summer Camp at Drayton Hall ◊ July 18-22
    Parents are invited to register children ages 7-10 for this year’s camp, July 18-22, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Thanks to a generous anonymous sponsor, camp registration free-of-charge. Space is limited.
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  • Historic Garden Walks ◊ May
    Just in time for bloom, take a special guided walking tour of Magnolia’s beautiful gardens along the paths first laid out by the Reverend John Grimké Drayton and his enslaved garden superintendent Adam Bennett in the 1840s.
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  • Garden Strolls and Wine Tasting May 11 & 18
    Sip and stroll in a different location each week in America’s oldest landscaped gardens while sampling old and new world wines.
    For additional information click on the desired date: May 11, May 18
  • Dip, Mold, Dye, & Shape: Hands-on Activities in the Stableyards ◊ May 14
    Try your hand at 18th-19th century skills such as candle-dipping, pottery molding, indigo dyeing, and other hands-on activities outdoors in the Stableyards. Learn more about the various tasks that were practiced by the enslaved and free people throughout the Lowcountry’s rich history. Included with General Admission.
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  • Wine on the Piazza | Edmondston-Alston House May 19, June 16, & July 21
    Looking for a breathtaking view and a glass of wine? The Edmondston-Alston House is the perfect piazza for a springtime evening. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House followed by a glass of wine on the second-story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor.
    For additional information click on the desired date: May 19, June 16, July 21
  • Rice and Slavery: The Connection that Made the Low Country ◊ May 15, 22, & 29
    This program explores not only the process of growing and cultivating rice but the many contributions made by enslaved African and African Americans in growing what came to be known as “Carolina Gold.” May 15, 22, and 29 at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm in the Mill at Middleton Place. Included with General Admission,
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  • Book Talk: Woody Holton Liberty is Sweet May 19
    Join author Woody Holton for a discussion of his book Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution on Thursday, May 19, at 6:00 pm in The Pavilion at Middleton Place. This is a free, in-person event, advance registration is required and seating is limited.
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  • Market Days at the Farm and Cheese Making Class May 21
    Come take a tour of the farm and participate in some fun and educational agriculture-based activities like indigo dying and seed starting. There is also an opportunity to join the Fast and Fresh cheese class to learn how to make and sample two varieties of goat cheese. There will be food, drinks, live music, and an on-farm market. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day on The Farm!
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  • Red White and Blue June 11
    Come learn and celebrate Flag Day and Carolina Day, one of the first victories of the American Revolution at the Battle for Fort Moultrie. Presentations on the history of the U.S. flag, flag etiquette, and the Revolutionary War soldiers of the American Southern Continental Army that camped here at Middleton Place in 1782! Included with general admission.
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