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Drayton Hall

3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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A better value than some of the other plantations and more authentic

We stopped by Middleton Place first with the intention of visiting it, and were put off by the $43... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jessica H
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Tulsa, OK
Great Tour

You need to be aware that this is not a furnished home. It is in its original state and has been... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
NarelleBee
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 3:30 AM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

1  Thank NarelleBee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank barbaragwen270
Reviewed 10 December 2017

In fairness, we only did the grounds self guided tour and it was alright but nothing spectacular. WE didn't do the house tour and maybe that would have made this a better visit. I think the Middleton Plantation is a better site and if you...More

1  Thank Haswell4
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Drayton Hall is a plantation home completed ca 1842 for an Ashley River rice and indigo plantation. The house is probably the least altered colonial home in America and is still without electricity plumbing. The house is utterly empty of furnishings but preserves the original...More

Thank Tweentrails
Reviewed 30 November 2017

As a few other reviewers have noted, this is a place for purists, not tourists. Drayton Hall is a fantastic example of Palladian architecture and construction. The tour emphasizes the preservation of this historical home and history of the Drayton family. It is not about...More

1  Thank CR S
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Lovely house and again I loved that they had not restored the property but rather preserved it. Beautiful colours on the walls. However, it was a bit boring and for a 'stately mansion' it didn't have the wow factor.

Thank gwynnethv
Reviewed 19 November 2017

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

2  Thank Stephanie P
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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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pjfish2016
25 September 2016|
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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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