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Drayton Hall

3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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Drayton Hall All-Access Admission
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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 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
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"original condition"
in 62 reviews
"preserved plantation"
in 36 reviews
"no electricity"
in 35 reviews
"drayton family"
in 67 reviews
"plantation home"
in 81 reviews
"african american cemetery"
in 30 reviews
"original paint"
in 34 reviews
"slave cemetery"
in 31 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 162 reviews
"ashley river"
in 102 reviews
"house tour"
in 114 reviews
"preserved home"
in 20 reviews
"step back in time"
in 42 reviews
"grounds are beautiful"
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"architectural details"
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"old house"
in 23 reviews
"charleston area"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went here summer of 2016 and loved it. The house is preserved, not remodelled, allowing you to feel like you are going through an abandoned property! However, the society is doing an excellent job at preservation - you walk up one staircase (keeping 2...More

Thank 204rachellek
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting venue. It is fascinating how this home is still standing after nearly 200 years. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and the building itself. We found it cool that it is being preserved, rather than restored. Well worth a trip...More

Thank sbp2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At $32 this is not a cheap outing but I did think it was reasonable value for money. Our guide was knowledgeable and took time to ensure questions were answered although sometimes deeper more reflective consideration would have been helpful rather than a polite, superficial...More

Thank JML525
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house from the outside is magnificent. The interior has no furniture or decorations.A little strange to see the guts but not the opulence of this family mansion

Thank FilmGuyTO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drayton hall was one of the few plantation homes along the Ashley River that was not burned to the ground during the Civil War. The interior of this early home is bare bones and as it appeared when the family sold the property. It is...More

1  Thank wpeterson82
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is simply amazing site. They have just completed beautiful new welcoming center, which has small museum and welcome video screening room. The mansion itself has been preserved and it will not be restored, so it is perfect site to see an aged construction. There...More

1  Thank TomSjoberg
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was well worth the money. You get a great tour of the house and grounds. You are allowed to explore the grounds on your own before or after the tour. There are some artifacts in the museum area that are interesting to look...More

Thank Cleo20Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited Charleston and researched to find which plantation to visit that would show me a taste of Southern life and history without much modern fantastic adornment . I chose Drayton Hall and was very happy with my choice. The grounds were beautiful and...More

1  Thank Sigridrausch
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this plantation, it was also great to tour a pre Civil War p,a ration from the 1700 s that was not burned in the war. The mansion is preserved as it was at the time, So you really get the feel of what...More

1  Thank Q1910OCkarenl
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The hubs and I spent a recent weekend in Charleston. We first went to a plantation down the road from here (Magnolia) and decided last minute to stop here. We are so glad we did! While the place next door has lots to do, here...More

Thank LeAnn H
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Andy T
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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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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