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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 4 days ago

Highly recommend visiting! I would have given it a 5 star based on the grounds itself. The reason I did not was although our tour guide was very knowledgeable she was not the friendliest and very strict/rigid. We were all adults and no one acted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hsslove2travel
Reviewed 5 days ago

The plantation is nice to visit but the house is empty. It would be nice if they picked a timeframe and restored the interior.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank syliegirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The current family still host thanksgiving here. Gorgeous grounds. A 2010 bridal magazine photographed brides here! So timeless! A must see working plantation on the Ashley River! No A/C so a hot tour during the summer months. Bring bottle water.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MissDiva715
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started visiting Drayton Hall in 2000 and have returned many times.since with our guests. It was always interesting especially the very adroit guides who provided lots of special knowledge about the house the the Draytons. We just went back not to tour the house...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Frank L
Reviewed 18 January 2019 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
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Reviewed 16 January 2019 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
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

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 31 December 2018

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 January 2019

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

Reviewed 31 December 2018

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 January 2019

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 29 December 2018

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
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Departure775541, Director of Sales at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

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
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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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