Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Archeology Walk ◊ October 21

Join Drayton Hall Director of Archaeology, Luke Pecoraro, on a walking tour of Drayton Hall in Charleston, SC on October 21, 2023 at 10:00 am. Our guests will tour the Stephen J. Wood Conservation Lab and north side of the main house to learn more about the current archaeological investigations and planned work to explore the designed 18 and 19 century landscape.

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  • Sip & Stroll on the Drayton Hall Landscape ◊ October 28

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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  • Sweetgrass Weaving Seminar ◊ November 4

Join us for this special Charleston, SC experience!  Drayton Hall welcomes Charleston’s beloved Henrietta Snype for a hands-on sweetgrass weaving workshop. Our guests will learn the historical significance of this unique craft from the absolute best. This special event is on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at Drayton Hall in Charleston, SC.

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  • Indigo Dyeing Workshop ◊ November 4

Back by popular demand! 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! This unique hands-on workshop is on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

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  • Magnolia Beauti-Fall Festival ◊ October 21

Join us with your family for a fall festival, included with garden admission on Saturday, October 21!

Food, fun, and games — save the date! We’ll have face painting, cotton candy, s’mores, pumpkin painting, autumn-inspired snacks, vendors and shopping, and live music from Uncle Gary’s Band!

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  • A Sweet Shindig ◊ November 5

We’ve started a sweet tradition here at Magnolia by bringing the lowcountry its only dessert-focused festival. At the center of it all under the live oaks, indulge in endless decadent desserts (and we really mean…endless), rich bourbons, craft beers and more edible surprises at America’s oldest romantic gardens. Sway along to music from Deep Drawl and join us for our second annual Sweet Shindig. 

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  • Book Talk with Christina Butler October 22

Featuring thorough research, absorbing storytelling, and captivating photographs, Charleston Horse Power takes readers back to an equine-dominated city of the past, in which horses and mules pervaded all aspects of urban life. Author, scholar, and preservationist Christina Rae Butler describes carriage types and equines roles (both privately owned animals and those in the city’s streets, fire, and police department herds), animal power in industrial settings, regulations for animals and their drivers, horse-racing culture, and Charleston’s equine lifestyles and architecture. Butler profiles the people who made their living with horses and mules—from drivers, grooms, and carriage makers, to farriers, veterinarians, and trainers.

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  • Garden Stroll and Wine Tasting October 25

Spend the evening at Middleton Place exploring America’s oldest landscaped gardens with a glass of wine in hand. During our Fall Garden Strolls & Wine Tasting, wander through Middleton Place National Historic Landmark and take in the beautiful flora and magnificent views of the Ashley River.

The event includes wine-tasting stations in the gardens and light hors d’oeuvres.

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  • The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Since 1997, the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch has grown to be one of the largest fall festivals in the state. 2023 will be year 27 for this event which has become an autumn tradition that brings people of all ages together for a day of good old-fashioned fun on the farm.

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  • Boone Hall Fright Nights October 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29

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