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Drayton Hall

3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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A Very Unique Historical Tour

This plantation house dates back to the late 1700s, and was not damaged in the Civil War. Unique... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Quincy, MA
Beautiful Area/Average Tour

Drayton Hall is a beautiful lot of land and the house itself is gorgeous. It was fascinating to see... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mel B
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Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 03:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This plantation house dates back to the late 1700s, and was not damaged in the Civil War. Unique, and it is being "preserved". not restored. No real visitor center, but that will be in place next year and looks amazing on the plans.

Thank JeffQuincy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Drayton Hall is a beautiful lot of land and the house itself is gorgeous. It was fascinating to see the insides of the house and the surrounding area, but the tour seemed a bit lacking in substance.Not much was said about the history, nor the...More

Thank Mel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are checking out Charleston area plantation reviews, and trying to decide where to go, put Drayton Hall on your list. It is Very Different from the other plantations. See all of them, if you can! First of all, realize that you won't be...More

1  Thank allthewrightstuff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved experiencing a plantation untouched yet in perfect shape. It was a wonderful plantation to walk through, hear about the history and know that family still returns each year. The rooms are empty but still in original shape. I was so enthralled in the...More

1  Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't expect much of a house with no furniture, but was quickly proved wrong. First, we joined a guide for a very informative talk about the connection between Africa and the slave trade. The guide didn't mince words or romanticize slavery as we've heard...More

1  Thank lilredgolfball
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've not spent a lot of time being a tourist in the Southeast (lots of business trips, however) and one thing I though we should see while in Charleston was a plantation house. Well, it turns out that after the tour started and the guide...More

2  Thank SR260
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well preserved While in Charleston, we decided to see a plantation and I am so glad we picked this one. Keep in mind, this is a preserved property not restored. So, you will not see all the glitzy antiques with well-lit air conditioned rooms. They...More

1  Thank Kamitravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Features worth noting: The house was not burned down by the union troops during the civil war so still stands at it was with some wear and weathering, but preserved - preserved is key as opposed to restored. The guided tour explains all of this....More

2  Thank Phil G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If those walls could talk. I love bringing my friends to this plantation as it truly feels like it would have felt the day the Drayton's left. The grounds are beautiful. Bring a picnic and stay and listen to the wind through the trees...you never...More

1  Thank DebrahD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 centuries of cooking fill the atmosphere of the kitchen below stairs. No furniture or anything else to distract the visitors from appreciating this plantation home. The last family member to own Drayton Hall left it in pristine shape, except for the back stairs up...More

Thank Carly C
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what are the ticket prices?
25 September 2016|
Response from Ericka M | Reviewed this property |
Adult prices are $22. You can get a military or a AAA discount.