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Drayton Hall

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Drayton Hall Admission with Guided House Tour
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Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public.
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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 yesterday via mobile

I enjoyed the House tour and getting the chance to see the all the original details of it. I also enjoyed the building where all the furniture and other Drayton Hall items are located. There are so many things to read about in this room...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jessienickelson101
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Drayton Hall on a cold January day. Our tour guide, Mary Jo,was fantastic. She did a great job of pointing out things my kids would be interested in. I was definitely concerned how my little ones would be on the tour. My 4...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kelly52013
Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved the preservation of the mansion. Since they haven’t restored the home to period by adding furnishing, etc. you can see what the home details are and focus on the beauty of the home instead of furnishings. Very interesting tour and worth the money.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank debimw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting tour. The 300 or so acres on which it sits were never a plantation, although the Drayton’s owned significant property elsewhere. The structure gives you a good lesson in Georgian and Palladian architecture. There are no furnishings in the house, also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Departure775541, Director of Sales at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will come again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a commercial attraction. The house is PRESERVED but not restored. No furnishings but much original construction. The only intact plantation home. Excellent and informative guide

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen S
Departure775541, Director of Sales at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Karen, thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will come again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the excellent tour through the entire home. The rooms were mostly kept in their original style andcolors. Almost all of the furniture and decorations were from the period when the Drayton family lived in the home.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bigbear65
Departure775541, Director of Sales at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will come again.

Reviewed 13 December 2018

first experience in an unrestored building. guide was excellent and certainly was knowledgeable and interesting. had a wonderful experience in spite of rainy weather

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank myra r
Departure775541, Director of Sales at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Myra, thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will come again.

Reviewed 12 December 2018

House in the middle of beautiful spot on the Ashley River with a long, straight drive from the road to the front of the house. It takes some imagination to picture he house in its heyday before the Civil War because the place is UNRESTORED....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul M
Departure775541, Director of Sales at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Paul, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Drayton and that you had a chance to visit the shop and cafe as well. Please do visit again - our exhibits...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018

I think I also went here in June 2015, it is cool. The grounds are beautiful, so is the house on the outside and inside. Warning there is some walking, but it is so worth it! Also they have a rule, at least they did...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Departure775541, Director of Sales at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Drayton Hall. We are happy to hear that you have visited several times and hope that you will come again soon. Our exhibits will change every 18 months and we are offer curator talks...More

Reviewed 27 November 2018

I am fascinated by that slice of American history. I thought the visit was informative, the grounds beautiful and the guide so well-informed about the family and the property

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lama B
Departure775541, Director of Sales at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will come again.

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173andyt
4 May 2018|
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Response from brittlady | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think it would be. There was some renovations taking my place but by now they have finished.
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Safari596229
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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Safari596229
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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