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Muscovy duck at MagnoliaWest Ashley, SC

Muscovy duck at Magnolia
West Ashley, SC

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Peacock at Middleton PlaceWest Ashley, SC

Peacock at Middleton Place
West Ashley, SC

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The African American cemetery at Drayton Hall West Ashley, SC
This graveyard is the resting place for many of the African Americans who lived and worked at Drayton Hall. The last burial took place in 1998 and was that of Richmond Bowens, a descendant of enslaved people at Drayton Hall and one of the National Trust’s richest resources on African American history. In keeping with his wishes, this cemetery has been “left natural,” not restored or planted with grass or decorative shrubs. His words, “Leave ‘em rest,” appear on the iron gate at the entrance.

The African American cemetery at Drayton Hall
West Ashley, SC

This graveyard is the resting place for many of the African Americans who lived and worked at Drayton Hall. The last burial took place in 1998 and was that of Richmond Bowens, a descendant of enslaved people at Drayton Hall and one of the National Trust’s richest resources on African American history. In keeping with his wishes, this cemetery has been “left natural,” not restored or planted with grass or decorative shrubs. His words, “Leave ‘em rest,” appear on the iron gate at the entrance.

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Night at Magnolia PlantationWest Ashley, SC 

Night at Magnolia Plantation
West Ashley, SC 

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Sheep at Middleton PlaceWest Ashley, SC 

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Sheep at Middleton Place
West Ashley, SC 

Statue at Middleton PlaceWest Ashley, SC 

Statue at Middleton Place
West Ashley, SC 

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Goat at Middleton PlaceWest Ashley, SC 
Middleton Place is home to free-grazing sheep, cashmere goats, Belgian draft horses, guinea hogs, peacocks and majestic water buffalo.

Goat at Middleton Place
West Ashley, SC 

Middleton Place is home to free-grazing sheep, cashmere goats, Belgian draft horses, guinea hogs, peacocks and majestic water buffalo.

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The Inn at Middleton PlaceWest Ashley, SC 

The Inn at Middleton Place
West Ashley, SC 

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HIstorical sign at Drayton Hall West Ashley, SC

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HIstorical sign at Drayton Hall 
West Ashley, SC

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Drayton Hall details

West Ashley, SC

The African American Cemetery at Drayton HallWest Ashley, SC

The African American Cemetery at Drayton Hall
West Ashley, SC

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Bedroom at Eliza’s House, Middleton PlaceWest Ashley, SC

Bedroom at Eliza’s House, Middleton Place
West Ashley, SC

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Model of Drayton Hall West Ashley, SC
It additional to showing the main house and the two flanker buildings (neither of which currently exist), it shows classical colonnades connecting the three structures.
Drayton Hall is the only plantation house on the Ashley River to survive intact through both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The mansion was built for John Drayton (c. 1715-1779), the third son of Thomas and Ann Drayton who owned the adjacent Magnolia Plantation, between 1738 and 1742 using a combination of slave and free labor. The seven-bay double-pile plantation house, whose design is inspired by The Four Books of Architecture, a collection of designs created 168 years earlier by an Italian architect named Andrea Palladio, is the oldest surviving example of Georgian Palladian architecture in the United States. It sits within a 630-acre site based on indigo and rice. Seven generations of Drayton heirs preserved the house in its original condition, save for the two lost flanking outbuilding that were destroyed in the earthquake of 1886 and the hurricane of 1893. In 1974, Charles and Frank Drayton sold the property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, who opened the house to the public in 1977.

Model of Drayton Hall
West Ashley, SC

It additional to showing the main house and the two flanker buildings (neither of which currently exist), it shows classical colonnades connecting the three structures.

Drayton Hall is the only plantation house on the Ashley River to survive intact through both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The mansion was built for John Drayton (c. 1715-1779), the third son of Thomas and Ann Drayton who owned the adjacent Magnolia Plantation, between 1738 and 1742 using a combination of slave and free labor. The seven-bay double-pile plantation house, whose design is inspired by The Four Books of Architecture, a collection of designs created 168 years earlier by an Italian architect named Andrea Palladio, is the oldest surviving example of Georgian Palladian architecture in the United States. It sits within a 630-acre site based on indigo and rice. Seven generations of Drayton heirs preserved the house in its original condition, save for the two lost flanking outbuilding that were destroyed in the earthquake of 1886 and the hurricane of 1893. In 1974, Charles and Frank Drayton sold the property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, who opened the house to the public in 1977.

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Indian head at Charles Towne LandingWest Ashley, SC 

Indian head at Charles Towne Landing
West Ashley, SC 

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Pond at Middleton PlaceWest Ashley, SC
Middleton Place Plantation’s graciously landscaped gardens are the oldest in America and among the most distinguished. The garden terraces, ponds, vistas, and footpaths continue to enchant visitors as they have since 1741. 

Pond at Middleton Place
West Ashley, SC

Middleton Place Plantation’s graciously landscaped gardens are the oldest in America and among the most distinguished. The garden terraces, ponds, vistas, and footpaths continue to enchant visitors as they have since 1741. 

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