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Drayton Hall

Closes in 27 min: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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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My husband and I were fascinated by the history of the plantations (ie labor camps) in the South. At Drayton, our guide was an anthropologist and thus extremely articulate and knowledgeable about all the details of life at Drayton in its “heyday” and thereafter. While...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CathyTNYC
Reviewed 4 days ago

House is interesting to interior designers, architects and historians. The garden is quickly seen. There was a hiccup at the gate. The receipt for tickets is not the ticket! wait for the second email and open the tickets. Luckily the second email was on our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MikeandJoan
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a very nice visit here in a earlier morning visit. (To avoid all the people) We saw quite a lot, as well as learned a lot as well. Some grim reminders of the past, in the slave exchange capital, as well as some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tom s
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting preservation project. well done. A member of the Hall family lived in the home until recently. The Air Force has re-routed it's flight pattern to avoid flying over the structure. This action keeps the jet fuel vapors from settling on the roof and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ivanhoe61347
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drayton Hall is interesting to see and the house is beautiful. We wanted to see a house that was preserved--not fixed up to look like it might have looked in it's pre-civil war era. That's why we chose to tour Drayton Hall instead of some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank koto4
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I love antiques! We expected to see a house full of antiques! Instead the house was empty! It was an exceptional tour! We learned so much about the way the house had been built, who built it, archetectual features were beautiful! Really...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gammiedrose
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our favorite stop in Charleston this trip! The tour guide was awesome-forgot to write her name down though. The house has been kept in a frozen time capsule. We enjoyed strolling down to the Ashley river and checking out the reflection pond in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Krystal B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful home and how amazing to see it in its original condition. I loved having the chance to see Drayton Hall. The building is beautiful as well as the view from the front stairs, and it was wonderful to hear the history of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HistoryLover2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this house to visit solely based on the grandness of the design and its stately presence in the landscape. Come to find out this is the home from a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The visitors center is top notch and the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lclimber
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some visitors to Drayton Hall are disappointed because there isn't a stitch of furniture in the grand 18th century plantation house. It's empty. But my wife and I have visited Drayton Hall on three occasions and we've never been disappointed. Take a step back in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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