Mon Feb 4, 2013
Magnolia House Plantation
Backtracking our trip brought us to Charleston, Sc. Yesterday we visited The Magnolia House Plantation with many old oak trees
The house was rebuilt 3 different times. Mr. Drayton floated his hunting log cabin down the river and placed it onto the foundation that remained. Today we see it as restored with period furniture, the home is still owned by the same family founded in 1676 when the plantation started. This plantation made Mr. Thomas Drayton a rich man with 2000 acres of land and the cash crop of rice mainly.
A walk about the grounds
Gardens with 72 varieties of Magnolia on the property.
The Camellia a bloom.
I found a purple Magnolia with 2″ buds just getting ready.
Another part of the grounds kept free range animals that you could walk about, with deer, peacocks, ducks and chickens. Many others were located behind short fences, some in reach of feeding.
We took a romantic swamp walk to finish the evening.
Sorry I’m blurry, but this tree had fallen in Hurricane Hugo and kept growing
Wallpaper on the walls
A four room slave house
Today we are visiting the market back for more Benne Wafers.
Then we will get on the road and head to Jennifer’s, we are about 5 hours from her and 6 days from baby.
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