Every year, Drayton Hall closes its gates to the public so that our staff can work on the house and grounds. We are closed February 3-7 for house cleaning, preservation work, and grounds maintenance. Check out the photos below to see our progress so far.
Drayton Hall Interpreter Betsy is dusting some of the hard-to-reach spaces in the stair hall.
Interpreters Tara and Betsy check off completed tasks on their to-do list.
We use dental picks to clean the spaces between the floorboards.
Sweeping an 11,000-square-foot house is a tedious job, but you will hear no complaints from Tara!
A behind-the-scenes look at the attic of Drayton Hall. We clean the house from top to bottom, and that means we always start in the attic.
Betsy carefully dusts a door leading into a bedchamber on the second floor.
Eric dusts the Victorian louvered shutter blinds, removing any cobwebs.
Tara uses a dental pick to remove debris from the floorboards in the small yellow room on the first floor.
Betsy dusts a window seat in the small yellow room.