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Drayton Hall

3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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New visitor center is a stunner! Best guided tour....

Drayton Hall's new visitor opens next week, but was partially open today. Huge wow factor... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Julie S
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New York City, New York
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No real complaints. Drayton was never really a plantation. House and grounds are authentic. Tour is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kenny T
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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

Drayton Hall's new visitor opens next week, but was partially open today. Huge wow factor! Gorgeous central garden designed around a 200 year old live oak; beautiful gift shop with beautiful sweet grass baskets by Henrietta Snipe (very expensive, but top of the line) and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No real complaints. Drayton was never really a plantation. House and grounds are authentic. Tour is very informative and well delivered. Not enough historical detail about the “plantation”

Thank Kenny T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love how they’ve preserved the house rather than renovate it back to some specific time period. The grounds are also fun to walk. Their new visitors complex is really lovely and well done.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place more than anywhere else gave me the eerie feeling of what that time in history was like for the slaves. The house is untouched. Some people might prefer a furnished renovated house but it would not be the same. If history is your...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always like Drayton because it feels like raw history. Beautiful setting. Little alligators in the pond. It opens at 9 so you can get an early start to the day. Soon to have a little museum. Gift shop is part of it and open....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I went, it was the first day of the new facilities which were the gift shop and bathrooms. Exhibits were to be added by the end of April 2018. The house is in original shape, it is maintained by the preservation society and kept...More

1  Thank WanderingSeminarian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this tour. Beautiful house, very informative tour. It's a miracle that the house is so intact and so well preserved.

Thank valerijoesmiddy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last visited in November 2015, despite the posted date. A fascinating look into Low Country history, architecture and nature. Make sure to ask about the 'pet' alligator!

1  Thank ruppertbaird
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a little bit of a drive however well worth it. The home is in it's original state and has architectural details that are fascinating, the location and the grounds are beautiful, knowledgeable staff. I had a great experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very unusual old house museum in that it has no furniture, no electricity, no bathrooms, no plumbing, no modern conveniences whatsoever. You can walk through the rooms, which have been preserved, but not restored, and imagine what it was like for someone...More

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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
26 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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