Who owned Drayton Hall Plantation?

Who owned Drayton Hall Plantation?

Drayton Hall is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and managed by the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust, which opened the house to the public in 1976. It presents a full interpretation of the historic plantation economy as exemplified by the Draytons, both white and black.

Was Drayton Hall a rice plantation?

Interpretive programs describe Drayton Hall as an active rice plantation that relied on enslaved workers for its profitability up until the time of the Civil War.

Is Drayton Hall part of Magnolia Plantation?

Maybe it was the revelation that the two plantations belonged to the same extended family — Magnolia having been constructed by Thomas Drayton in 1676, and Drayton Hall roughly 60 years later by John Drayton, Thomas’s youngest son.

Did the Drayton family own slaves?

Thomas Drayton arrived to South Carolina from Barbados aboard the ship Mary in 1679. A census of the island of Barbados that year recorded that Drayton owned 12 acres, seven slaves, and the indenture of one white servant, in addition to one hired, white servant.

Did Drayton Hall have slaves?

Drayton Hall was constructed by both enslaved and white craftsmen. The Drayton’s wealth was built upon raising cattle, producing indigo, and growing rice, all of which were dependent on slave labor?

What was filmed at Drayton Hall?

1. America (1972–1973)

How did Drayton Hall survive the civil war?

During the time of Federal occupation, all but four plantation homes were burned along the river. Drayton Hall, being the only preserved home surviving today, was possibly saved by smallpox quarantine flags, plausibly posted as part of John’s service as a surgeon.

What is the best time of year to visit Magnolia Plantation?

Visiting in the Springtime will give you the best blooming experience, but is also the most popular time to visit Magnolia Gardens. TIP: Arrive at the park’s entrance gates at the opening time to avoid the larger afternoon crowds. Take your time while wandering the historic South Carolina garden paths.