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Drayton Hall

3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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Amazing preservation

A must see if you are in the Charleston area! The architecture and history are so rich! We have a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charles C
Raleigh, North Carolina
Great piece of history

I loved the fact that this house was not restored and you could see it as it was. We enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 03:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see if you are in the Charleston area! The architecture and history are so rich! We have a wonderful tour of this home and it is beautiful. We are so fortunate to have this preserved treasure. Our tour guide had vast knowledge of...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I loved the fact that this house was not restored and you could see it as it was. We enjoyed the tour, which was about an hour long. We had the heritage pass which included this attraction. We did the 9:30 am tour and then...More

Thank nycgal529
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our favorite attraction in Charleston. You can see the layers of history in this un-restored 1742 Georgian Style mansion. Excellent guided tour of house and self-guided walks on the grounds. New Visitor Center to open Spring 2018.

Thank CassidyBayou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house was so interesting to tour, especially in its preserved but not restored state. The rooms were majestic even now. Our tour guide was absolutely wonderful and was very informative. She also led the crossings presentation before hand, which we thought was one of...More

Thank MSUmom92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Preserved not restored . Our guide was great. I received a well informed history lesson of drayton hall. So much so I told its story to family and friends as if I were the guide there is a cemetery on the grounds where slaves were...More

Thank thegggmano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had already been to two other plantations, what I truly loved about Drayton Hall was its true authenticity. There is no furniture within the home and you are allowed to take pictures. The home is left untouched since its last inhabitant. It truly is...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drayton Hall is a 20-30 minute drive from Charleston and worth the trip. It’s also very close to Middleton Place and Magnolia Plantation so it’s easy to combine 2 or 3 of these wonderful sites into one trip. Drayton Hall is unique in that it...More

3  Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 18th century built 1747-1752 is the only plantation house to survive intact through both Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The Union army used the house and grounds as a base. Indigo and rice were once planted here. The house is situated on the Ashley River,...More

Thank VKauf2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Melanie provided an excellent tour and great information. This one is worth seeing as it's the only house not destroyed by Union army. Next year a new attraction will include a museum with some of the furniture and other items original to the house. The...More

Thank 198cindyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We almost skipped Drayton Hall as the description said there was no furniture in the house (it’s not climate controlled). Am I glad we went! Our tour guide, Max (I think) was well informed and very enthusiastic! The tour was very interesting. We then took...More

Thank Louvrelover
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31 August 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
25 September 2016|
Response from Ericka M | Reviewed this property |
Adult prices are $22. You can get a military or a AAA discount.