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Drayton Hall

3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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AMAZING!!!!!! GO!

We had an extra day in Charleston, so decided to check out Drayton Hall. Wow, our group was so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
allmajm1231
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Lewes, Delaware
Just amazing with a real sense of history

Just to be able to tread the boards of this wonderful house, opened your mind to what would have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Shirley L
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Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an extra day in Charleston, so decided to check out Drayton Hall. Wow, our group was so glad we make this decision. The history is amazing, the tour guide was outstanding, and the home is stunning. Very different experience compared to furnished restored/rebuild...More

Thank allmajm1231
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just to be able to tread the boards of this wonderful house, opened your mind to what would have been there. I liked it better without furnishings. There was a smell of old wood, not at all displeasing. The walls were distressed and that is...More

Thank Shirley L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid for the docent lead tour of the home and it was well worth it. She was very knowledgeable. By May of this year (2018) there will be a new visitor center/museum and gardens. The home was never modernized so there is no furniture...More

Thank Bev M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drayton Hall is by far my most favorite of all the historic plantations here in Charleston. That is because it was never modernized. It is exactly as it would have been when it was first established before the Civil War. For an historically accurate picture...More

Thank karensF5047QG
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Worth a visit, but different from the other plantation attractions. This is designed for those interested in history and architecture as it is, but as the planned improvements and additions are introduced it may have broader appeal.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We stopped by Middleton Place first with the intention of visiting it, and were put off by the $43 admission price to see the grounds and the gardens. So we went one plantation over to Drayton Hall and were really happy with that decision. The...More

1  Thank Jessica H
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

You need to be aware that this is not a furnished home. It is in its original state and has been preserved. This is what makes this tour and home so fascinating. There has been extensive work done in preserving this home and it is...More

2  Thank NarelleBee
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Known as the only real authentic preserved plantation, Drayton Hall is actually on major restoration process. When finished it will be beautiful. We could anyway stroll some of the areas and do some shopping at their nice boutique.

Thank evamariacampo
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We went to this plantation along with another and enjoyed this plantation more even though the other was more famous. Just another part of the early history of our country and of a family.

Thank Dr Havard S
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

I have always loved Drayton Hall. It's like stepping back into history. Of all the plantation homes I'ves seen throughout the South, Drayton Hall is one of the few in it's now natural state. If you're looking for a beautifully antebellum furnished home, look someplace...More

2  Thank barbaragwen270
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1 September 2017|
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Response from CR S | Reviewed this property |
The new Visitor Center/Museum (Opening in 2018) will be fully accessible. . Drayton Hall is not, nor is it required to be ADA compliant.
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1 September 2017|
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Response from Diane B | Reviewed this property |
Not really. There is a tiny shop in which it would be hard to turn a wheelchair around. By next summer there will be a brand new large visitor center that presumably will be accessible. We took stairs to go up to the second... More
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Response from Ericka M | Reviewed this property |
Adult prices are $22. You can get a military or a AAA discount.
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