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Drayton Hall

3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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Not all that exciting

In fairness, we only did the grounds self guided tour and it was alright but nothing spectacular... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Preserved versus restored--an unusual approach

Drayton Hall is a plantation home completed ca 1842 for an Ashley River rice and indigo plantation... read more

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

In fairness, we only did the grounds self guided tour and it was alright but nothing spectacular. WE didn't do the house tour and maybe that would have made this a better visit. I think the Middleton Plantation is a better site and if you...More

Thank Haswell4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drayton Hall is a plantation home completed ca 1842 for an Ashley River rice and indigo plantation. The house is probably the least altered colonial home in America and is still without electricity plumbing. The house is utterly empty of furnishings but preserves the original...More

Thank Tweentrails
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a few other reviewers have noted, this is a place for purists, not tourists. Drayton Hall is a fantastic example of Palladian architecture and construction. The tour emphasizes the preservation of this historical home and history of the Drayton family. It is not about...More

Thank CR S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely house and again I loved that they had not restored the property but rather preserved it. Beautiful colours on the walls. However, it was a bit boring and for a 'stately mansion' it didn't have the wow factor.

Thank gwynnethv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drayton Hall is such an interesting place to visit because it is not your normal historic house tour. The home is being preserved but not restored, so there are no furnishings or objects inside of the house. Still, the tour is extremely interesting, as the...More

1  Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not what I expected. Thought there would be slave quarters and more history of life in the house. Tour not worth the money.

Thank May S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drafting is one of a few remaining southern mansions from the pre Civil War era. It is being maintained but has not been restored. Our tour Guide, Betsy, was very informative. The estate is beautiful with a gorgeous river walk. It was a lovely November...More

1  Thank fcbeachlover
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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1 September 2017|
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.
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
25 September 2016|
Response from Ericka M | Reviewed this property |
Adult prices are $22. You can get a military or a AAA discount.