Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Sip & Stroll on the Drayton Hall Landscape ◊ September 2, October 7
    You are invited to attend the most extraordinary outdoor Charleston wine and beer event. Guests will be served wine and local brews while walking the grounds and learning about the historical happenings on the landscape. Guests will also receive a complimentary wine glass, or koozie, to take home.
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  • Webinar: The Draytons vs. The Griswolds: A Summer Vacation ◊ September 14
    Before there was the Griswold family, there was the Drayton family. In July of 1806, at the age of 63, Dr Charles Drayton loaded up the family truckster for a tour of the northeast with stops in Baltimore, Washington, New York, Philadelphia, and other many other locales. Along the way, the family encountered friends, family, celebrities, and a number of popular culture icons and attractions in a manner similar to the Griswold family as portrayed in National Lampoon’s American Vacation. Join Dr. Carter C. Hudgins on September 14 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm as he explores the travels of the Drayton family alongside the adventures of the Griswolds.
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  • Pon Pon Chapel of Ease Field Trip ◊ September 23
    Visit Pon Pon Chapel of Ease. The chapel is now a ruin but was active from 1725-1832. Located on Parker’s Ferry Road near Jacksonboro, SC, the chapel played an important role in the area’s history. The tour begins at 10:00 am. Register today, space is extremely limited!
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  • Indigo Dyeing Workshop ◊ September 30
    Join Drayton Hall for an Indigo Dyeing Class with CHI Design Indigo! Guests will learn the process and techniques for dyeing fabric with the historically significant plant inside the Lenhardt Garden in our Education Pavilion. During this workshop, guests will dye their own scarf.
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  • Teacher Appreciation Day ◊ August 8
    Free Garden admission for all teachers and homeschoolers with proof of school ID or homeschool program.
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  • Wine on the Piazza Edmondston-Alston House ◊ August 17, September 21, October 19
    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: Aug 17, Sep 21, Oct 19

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