Project Description

Archaeology at Drayton Hall

Archaeology at Drayton Hall

$159per person

Unlike other plantations, Drayton Hall is a time capsule of information. Kelly Tours is very excited to offer our exclusive archaeological tour of the house and grounds of Drayton Hall accompanied by the head archeologist, Ms. Sarah Stroud Clarke. As you walk the grounds, visit multiple excavation sites from the past forty years of digs at Drayton Hall and learn about the archaeological finds at each location. Tour the house and discover what recent artifacts tell us about the estate’s creation, a life of privilege, the realities of plantation life and an encroaching war. View some of these finds up close at the new Stephen and Laura Gates Gallery. As we depart the grounds we stop at the African American Cemetery, one of the oldest documented African American cemeteries in the nation, which is still in use today. We’ll enjoy an included lunch at the estate.

PRICE $159 Per Person

TRIP# 14079

INCLUDED

  • Roundtrip Transportation

  • Tour Escort

  • Lunch

Unlike other plantations, Drayton Hall is a time capsule of information. Kelly Tours is very excited to offer our exclusive archaeological tour of the house and grounds of Drayton Hall accompanied by the head archeologist, Ms. Sarah Stroud Clarke. As you walk the grounds, visit multiple excavation sites from the past forty years of digs at Drayton Hall and learn about the archaeological finds at each location. Tour the house and discover what recent artifacts tell us about the estate’s creation, a life of privilege, the realities of plantation life and an encroaching war. View some of these finds up close at the new Stephen and Laura Gates Gallery. As we depart the grounds we stop at the African American Cemetery, one of the oldest documented African American cemeteries in the nation, which is still in use today. We’ll enjoy an included lunch at the estate.