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Drayton Hall

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Address: 3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414
Phone Number: +1 843-769-2600
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9:00 am - 3:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:30 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Colonial Plantation

one of a kind place. The staff does a great job! Serene unspoiled surroundings. Beautiful house. pretty grounds.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Cary, North Carolina
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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Drayton Hall was the first plantation we visited, I thought it was a beautiful home and the history was interesting. There are not as many activities as Middleton, Boone and Magnolia.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

one of a kind place. The staff does a great job! Serene unspoiled surroundings. Beautiful house. pretty grounds.

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I was told that the main thing about Drayton Hall was the house. I visited with my dad and his girlfriend, and we all loved it. I would definitely suggest it. The views of the water were beautiful!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately this place is under renovation, otherwise it would be gorgeous for photos. The guides are really good and I would recommend the guided tour as well as historic talks around the venue. The inside of the mansion is kept as much as possible in its original shape and it is fascinating inside. However, I would have hoped to see... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

While not quite as fancy as Magnolia or Middleton, Drayton Hall is nonetheless really quite beautiful! It's great for kids and the price is less than half of what the other House museums charge. It's not great for children under 5 though. I took my kids ages 14-19 and my two nieces who were 10 and 11 at the time.... More 

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Albuquerque
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

You can do a guided tour of the building and a self guided tour of the grounds. It is a beautiful spot. It has not been dramatically restored but has been preserved. There are lots of original details and we had a knowledgeable and engaging guide. It was a peaceful and relaxing tour.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If you are into history/architecture and an authentic representation of plantation then this is the place for you to visit. It has not been furnished, etc., and you have to walk up steps during the renovations but it is the real thing. Not like some of the other plantations and gardens, Also since it is a historical trust building if... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

this building and land has been around so long and is a great place to go with children to teach them about the history of South Carolina.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Interesting tour of a plantation that is being preserved. The grounds are quiet and interesting. It is very educational and informative on antebellum life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I learned about Drayton Hall first by Francis W. McBeth. Ever since I wanted to visit Drayton Hall. It was one of the things I really wanted to see when I visited Charleston. The hall is in it's original condition with original paint, and furniture has been removed. The basement looked nice, and the molding and artwork is well preserved!... More 

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Additional Information about Drayton Hall

Address: 3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414
Phone Number: +1 843-769-2600
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:30 am
Monday 9:00 am - 3:30 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:30 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:30 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:30 am
Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 am

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