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Drayton Hall

3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414
843-769-2600
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Ranked #12 of 107 Attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This Georgian-Palladian gem, built in 1738, is America's oldest plantation house open to the public.
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Huntington Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed seeing the original state of the house, the grounds make you feel like you can discover something others have not seen yet.....this was a great choice for our only plantation visit.

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Baltimore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Drayton Hall is a lesson in history and fascinating. We learned a lot about the history of plantations, Charleston as well as slavery in SC. Our tour guide, Eric, clearly loves the plantation and all it represents.

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Yes for $20 there isn't a lot to see but what you're paying for is the price to keep this beautiful and amazing home and property alive! I loved the authenticity of this house and the fact that they have tried to keep it remaining in its original form! It's like taking a step back in time and gives you... More

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Springfield, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Docent was very good about sharing details of most recent updated info as well as history. She also made recommendations for other stops of interest. .

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Toronto, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We enjoyed the tour of the home. The guide was quite knowledgeable. The rooms were unrestored and true to what the house once was.

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Johnson City,TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We loved our visit to Drayton Hall. It's a gorgeous old plantation and the fact that the house is unrestored made it even more unique. Our tour guide was very informative and the house was absolutely gorgeous on the inside. My only complaint is that it cost $20 just to visit. That seemed a little high for what little we... More

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Stanwood, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I loved my visit to Drayton Hall. It is so unique in that it is preserved as is and is an ongoing archaeological site. My imagination took me into the past and I relived what it must have been like to live there through all the generations of the Drayton family.

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DraytonHall, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Hall, responded to this review

Thank you! Many visitors walk away from Drayton Hall feeling like they have traveled back in time because of how well the site has been preserved. We appreciate your positive review and hope you will visit again. More

ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is the most beautiful house. Lots of atmosphere but the visitor must remember that it is a restoration and has not been redone. We had a wonderful guide who was so informative and enthusiastic about the house and the architecture and really brought the house to life. It is in lovely quiet parkland and our 11 year old found... More

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DraytonHall, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your family to Drayton Hall! We always enjoy having young people visit the site, and it sounds like you all had a fun time. It sounds like you had a great time on the house tour and walking the grounds. Next time you visit make sure to check out our program Connections: from Africa to America. More

Johnstown, PA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Drayton Hall is worth a visit in my opinion if you are in the Charleston area. The building is very old, which is basically the main attraction. It has not been renovated over the years, so you see what it was really like 150+ years ago. That is really interesting. You need to have somewhat of an interest in history... More

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DraytonHall, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Hall, responded to this review

Every house tour at Drayton Hall is unique because each one is unscripted. Drayton Hall’s professional interpreters not only design their own tour after extensive research and training, they continue to enrich their presentations through Drayton Hall’s ongoing research, preservation work, and archaeological investigations. Please come back and visit us again soon and get an even different perspective on our... More

Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I loved this plantation house simply because it has not been furnished or restored. If you have a good imagination and enjoy the past, it's wonderful to traipse through this house and imagine the lives lived here. The grounds are peaceful and quiet and the whole property has a less touristy feel than other plantations.

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DraytonHall, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Hall, responded to this review

Many guests walk away from the house feeling like they have traveled in time because of how well Drayton Hall has been preserved. We look forward to welcoming you back! More

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