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Drayton Hall

3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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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
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3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
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"original condition"
in 61 reviews
"preserved plantation"
in 35 reviews
"no electricity"
in 34 reviews
"plantation home"
in 82 reviews
"drayton family"
in 67 reviews
"african american cemetery"
in 30 reviews
"original paint"
in 34 reviews
"slave cemetery"
in 31 reviews
"ashley river"
in 102 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 161 reviews
"house tour"
in 114 reviews
"preserved home"
in 20 reviews
"step back in time"
in 42 reviews
"grounds are beautiful"
in 44 reviews
"architectural details"
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"old house"
in 22 reviews
"middleton place"
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Reviewed yesterday

We did not realize that they had recently opened a gift shop and museum/education center. They had plenty of new parking and lovely landscaping. We made reservations ahead of time. The museum was a great start before the tour. We arrived when they opened. The...More

Thank tedact
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide rushed us through the tour because another group was behind us. nothing was discussed about the basement - which would have been the most interesting. Confused that they spent plenty of money on the fancy new buildings but nothing on the African...More

Thank kellydknox
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible architecture in this original home. We went early for the first tour and it was not crowded. This is an amazing tour and the house is beautiful. Be sure to walk the grounds and stay for the discussion of enslaved people from this property.

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house has not been renovated with is the best thing about this tour. Seeing the original walls, fireplaces, etc, was very interesting. The stories with the raised basement fascinating. Only negative is that the tour guide knew the canned script, but should have known...More

Thank Zelda21
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the highlights of our trip. An original house which is being preserved not restored. Do not go expecting to see lavish furniture or ornate decorations but if you want to see what it was truly like (no electricity or plumbing) then do not...More

Thank Kerri P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the original plantation house left as is. No plumbing nor electricity was added but no furniture either. You get to see the inside of the house and the grounds for $22 pp with a knowledgeable guide. As you drive out also an interesting...More

Thank Dani U
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Preserved, authentic plantation home. Tour guide was excellent, giving realistic portrayal of plantation life (including slavery) and the Drayton family. Beautiful grounds.

Thank dimojam
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love history, this is a must see. The only surviving plantation home along the Ashley. The overall experience may not be as grand as other locations, but the historical mansion more than makes up for it and something the other locations unfortunately lack.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While it lacks the monumental gardens found at Magnolia Plantation up the road, Drayton Hall more than makes up for in its entirely unique main home: unlike any other historic home I've seen to date, Drayton has been effectively left in situ: entirely unrestored, with...More

Thank Jeff K
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We stopped here as it is the first one on Ashley River Road. Wished we had gone on to the next one. After paying $$$$ to see a plantation house, no gardens and no furniture inside we felt we were a little ripped off. Go...More

Thank Susan A
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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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