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Address: 3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
Phone Number: +1 843-769-2600
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Sun 11:00 - 03:30
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in...

Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public.

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Drayton Hall is a must-see for plantation home enthusiasts. Unlike almost all other plantation homes in the southern United States, this one has been preserved, not restored, so... read more

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Drayton Hall is a must-see for plantation home enthusiasts. Unlike almost all other plantation homes in the southern United States, this one has been preserved, not restored, so you are seeing the real thing as it was constructed in the 1700's and lived to tell about it. The home has not had any modernization done to it (electricity, air conditioning,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Drayton Hall is located on the Ashley River. It is the only surviving structure in that region from pre-Civil War.You can walk about the place and feel as though it was truly 200 years ago. The docents we're very knowledgeable and the stop well worth the trip.

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Vicenza
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The house and its location are very charming; I am very interested in Palladio-inspired buildings so I found the visit pleasant and informative. The docent who guided us did a good job. I am an Italian tour guide/docent and I know very well Palladian architecture: Drayton Hall is a must see!

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Gloucester Point Va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the time to visit this plantation house. Impressive original condition house. Great architecture. Beautiful grounds.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's close to Middleton so if you are going there it's worth the stop. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the manor is an ongoing project.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really different place and different from the other historical buildings and plantations. It is preserved and not restored. That means no furniture and mostly original wood and building. Very good tour guide knew a lot of information and he said he was relatively new but I would not have known that. Very interesting story about the family.... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our docent/tour guide was very friendly, and knowledgeable. We were fortunate to visit on a sunny, but cool day in November which was perfect. After the guided tour of the house, take time to go on the walking tour of the property, using the printed instructions in the brochure given to you when you buy your ticket. We also toured... More 

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McDonough GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drayton Hall is really the only surviving plantation house on Charleston's plantation road. It is aso unique because it is preserved, not restored. That means you see the original house and the renovations made in the 1800s. One of my pet peeves in historic hoes is hearing, "This is furniture that may have been here or this is what it... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drayton Hall is one of the few plantation buildings open to the public that made it to the present unscathed. The tour is very interesting and, if you can get Mack E. Martin, IV as your tour guide, it will be filled with interesting details. Highly recommend this guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old plantation home is a very interesting piece of history. The tour reveals its history and shows the house as it was in the 1700's as it has not been restored or renovated. Well worth the time to visit.

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