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Drayton Hall

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 September 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Drayton Hall! It is just one of perhaps three or four plantations in close proximity (actually Drayton Hall was built by the third son of the owner of Magnolia Plantation which is 'next door'. This plantation is overseen by...More

15  Thank VACanuck
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 August 2004

The slick brochure and polished words gave little hint of what we found on our misadventure to Drayton Hall. We have seen historic sites and ruins before, but this was absolutely outrageous. We loved the tour guide, as without his hurried story-telling, it was quite...More

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Reviewed today

This was a wonderful place to visit. They are preserving this place and did not restore it to its original state. A must see with beautiful grounds and great house.

Thank jtoakes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This plantation house holds special significance as the oldest plantation house in the US. It is empty and unrestored but as such provides insight into the architecture. Rosemary was a very good tour guide and clearly knows the history and details well. The house tour...More

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drayton Hall is a wonderful exam of historic preservation, rather than restoration. Many of the grand houses in and around Charleston have been restored to a particular period and are not authentic. Drayton Hall, however, remains as it is, without furniture, and restored only structurally...More

Thank K W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to a wedding on the property. It was lovely. The food was catered. Did a tour of the homestead. Interesting as the oldest plantation in the US. Shop on the premises. Lovely place to walk along the river. Non-Profit.

Thank Pedalmasher2
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is really interesting to visit the various plantations in the area and compare and contrast. Drayton Hall does not have some of the wildlife tours and children's activities that Boone Hall and Magnolia have, but Drayton Hall certainly has a rich history. Somehow it...More

Thank barton24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite tours - and my husbands favorite. Unrestored - in its mostly original state. The tour was just the right length, interesting, informative and educational. You don’t have to use much of your imagination to see the British solders marching...More

1  Thank BobbiJG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I visited the Hall last month. The grounds are lovely and provide a nice walk if you get lucky with the weather. Our tour guide was nice, the gift shop offers some unexpectedly nice finds. One thing that impressed me is they...More

1  Thank Misty W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Note this this house has been preserved NOT restored. This gives you a much better feel of what life was truly like in the 1700's.

2  Thank dmbchs65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few manor houses that has survived wars and hurricanes. It never had plumbing or electricity installed, so it is in a very original state. The grounds were however destroyed by soldiers and later by phosphate mining. It is absolutely worth a visit.

1  Thank 539helener
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The house is a historical site but this is NOT a plantation. It’s a house that is preserved, with no furniture. It’s more of an art history/archeological experience.

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Andy T
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.
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|
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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