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Drayton Hall

3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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Lengthy diatribe on slavery

The house is unique and interesting even if unfurnished. However, the tour guide spent 3/4 of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Linda J
Rome, Georgia
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This was truly one of the most unique presentations of a historic site I've visited. The house is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shelly C
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The house is unique and interesting even if unfurnished. However, the tour guide spent 3/4 of the tour going on and on about the enslaved. Slavery should be noted but not the main emphasis. I wanted to hear of the history of the house and...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was truly one of the most unique presentations of a historic site I've visited. The house is entirely empty and they focus on preservation rather than restoration to a particular period. It was stunning. The guide was very informative. Before you visit the house...More

Thank Shelly C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed seeing this property. The house was beautiful everything was original and authentic. The guide was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and extremely patient allowing you to take your time to see the various rooms.

Thank Bonnie J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the trip if you are into historical architecture and the way of life of a City dweller with a country home.

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this house, not been "improved" in any way, it is what it is, but still in very good condition for the age. Truly original

Thank susanmary6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a must see place but interesting all the same for learning about how families lived and worked on large estates. There is a lot of new development of visitor centre etc in progress which should make the trip a lot more worthwhile. The guided...More

Thank anneZ1683VF
Reviewed 1 week ago

No furniture, no family heirlooms, it's just the way it would've looked 50-100 years ago. I just love this home and the grounds. I true one-of-a-kind gem. Excited to see the new Visitor's Center, too.

Thank ekcpeterson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... surviving revolutions, wars and mother nature's many wraths, Drayton for that reason alone is why you visit. Inside is devoid of furnishings, so don't expect the decor of the other local mansions. Truly for the those appreciating it's antiquity, and unaltered state. Only for...More

2  Thank Frederick G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our small dog with us so we just did the grounds visit. They have a short presentation outside before the tours which we attended which was excellent and then walked the grounds using the brochure that was provided. We plan to come back...More

Thank Calef71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole place is maintained according to "preservation not restoration" rule what basically means: leave everything as it was. Because the building was abandoned for many years there is in fact nothing interesting inside - just dirty walls and nearly collapsing stairs. I expected much...More

1  Thank Paweł K
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1 September 2017|
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
26 September 2016|
Response from Ericka M | Reviewed this property |
Adult prices are $22. You can get a military or a AAA discount.