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Drayton Hall

3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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Drayton Hall is such an interesting place to visit because it is not your normal historic house... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stephanie P
Drayton Hall Plantation

Not what I expected. Thought there would be slave quarters and more history of life in the house... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
May S
Dyer, United States
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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: 9:00 AM - 3:30 AM
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

Drayton Hall is such an interesting place to visit because it is not your normal historic house tour. The home is being preserved but not restored, so there are no furnishings or objects inside of the house. Still, the tour is extremely interesting, as the...More

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not what I expected. Thought there would be slave quarters and more history of life in the house. Tour not worth the money.

Thank May S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Drafting is one of a few remaining southern mansions from the pre Civil War era. It is being maintained but has not been restored. Our tour Guide, Betsy, was very informative. The estate is beautiful with a gorgeous river walk. It was a lovely November...More

Thank fcbeachlover
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see if you are in the Charleston area! The architecture and history are so rich! We have a wonderful tour of this home and it is beautiful. We are so fortunate to have this preserved treasure. Our tour guide had vast knowledge of...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the fact that this house was not restored and you could see it as it was. We enjoyed the tour, which was about an hour long. We had the heritage pass which included this attraction. We did the 9:30 am tour and then...More

Thank nycgal529
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favorite attraction in Charleston. You can see the layers of history in this un-restored 1742 Georgian Style mansion. Excellent guided tour of house and self-guided walks on the grounds. New Visitor Center to open Spring 2018.

Thank CassidyBayou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The house was so interesting to tour, especially in its preserved but not restored state. The rooms were majestic even now. Our tour guide was absolutely wonderful and was very informative. She also led the crossings presentation before hand, which we thought was one of...More

Thank MSUmom92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Preserved not restored . Our guide was great. I received a well informed history lesson of drayton hall. So much so I told its story to family and friends as if I were the guide there is a cemetery on the grounds where slaves were...More

Thank thegggmano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had already been to two other plantations, what I truly loved about Drayton Hall was its true authenticity. There is no furniture within the home and you are allowed to take pictures. The home is left untouched since its last inhabitant. It truly is...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drayton Hall is a 20-30 minute drive from Charleston and worth the trip. It’s also very close to Middleton Place and Magnolia Plantation so it’s easy to combine 2 or 3 of these wonderful sites into one trip. Drayton Hall is unique in that it...More

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1 September 2017|
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
25 September 2016|
Response from Ericka M | Reviewed this property |
Adult prices are $22. You can get a military or a AAA discount.