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Address: 3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
Phone Number: +1 843-769-2600
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11:00 - 03:30
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Sun 11:00 - 03:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 03:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in...

Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public.

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Family visit with adult children actually

This was a really different place and different from the other historical buildings and plantations. It is preserved and not restored. That means no furniture and mostly original... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
dwilkes
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's close to Middleton so if you are going there it's worth the stop. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the manor is an ongoing project.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a really different place and different from the other historical buildings and plantations. It is preserved and not restored. That means no furniture and mostly original wood and building. Very good tour guide knew a lot of information and he said he was relatively new but I would not have known that. Very interesting story about the family.... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our docent/tour guide was very friendly, and knowledgeable. We were fortunate to visit on a sunny, but cool day in November which was perfect. After the guided tour of the house, take time to go on the walking tour of the property, using the printed instructions in the brochure given to you when you buy your ticket. We also toured... More 

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McDonough GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drayton Hall is really the only surviving plantation house on Charleston's plantation road. It is aso unique because it is preserved, not restored. That means you see the original house and the renovations made in the 1800s. One of my pet peeves in historic hoes is hearing, "This is furniture that may have been here or this is what it... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drayton Hall is one of the few plantation buildings open to the public that made it to the present unscathed. The tour is very interesting and, if you can get Mack E. Martin, IV as your tour guide, it will be filled with interesting details. Highly recommend this guide.

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old plantation home is a very interesting piece of history. The tour reveals its history and shows the house as it was in the 1700's as it has not been restored or renovated. Well worth the time to visit.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of several homes/plantations I visited while in Savannah and Charleston, recently. It is one of the highlights for me. While I loved seeing the restored homes, this one is preserved. You will understand the difference when you see it. It is absolutely magnificent and I was able to imagine the genteel grandeur in which these people lived.... More 

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Wading River, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much of this location is original, so don't expect a furnished palace. It is rather a preserved building that gives on a realistic view of what these grand old buildings were really like. Check out the privy, high tech for late 18th century. Tour guide was excellent!

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Central NJ, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The docent made this visit a most informative one. It is fairly interesting to see the house even without furniture.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Fiance and myself visited in November 2016 and loved it. I'm not a huge fan of history but found this amazing - a 270 year hold house in it's original condition. The work that the team do in presenting and preserving the house is amazing. The $22 entry price for the tour seems cheap compared to other plantation homes... More 

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