Croquet for Ballet

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Croquet for Ballet

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Sunday, May 6
2:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Rain or shine!

Return to an era of elegance in one of Aiken’s famed Winter Colony cottages, “Banksia”.

Play mini-golf croquet on Banksia’s beautiful historic grounds, enjoy live music, a wonderful lunch, an open wine and beer bar and tour the museum at no charge.

Wear your whites! Rain or shine!

Tickets are $75 for the early ticket holders then $85 starting April 28. Tickets will be sold at the door for $95.

*Tickets for children aged 15 and under are $10 while those 16 and over are considered adult tickets.

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Banksia, made up of two homes, was originally built in 1860 was purchased in 1931 by Mr. Richard Howe, northern horseman and owner of the International Harvester Co. Mr. Howe was superstitious and rather than tear down the house in order to have a proper Aiken "cottage," (an Aiken "cottage" was considered to consist of at least 22 rooms), the house was moved down the hill and a grander home was built and connected to the original home. It now consists of 32 rooms, 15 bathrooms and a full size ballroom.

In later years, this elegant home was used for many other reasons including being the first site of the University of South Carolina Aiken. Currently, the museum is open for all to see and enjoy as you learn about Aiken's past, present and future (the museum will be open to view the day of Croquet for Ballet!)