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Address: 3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
Phone Number: +1 843-769-2600
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9:00 am - 3:30 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:30 am
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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For architecture lovers

You feel the history walking through the park and the house . It has beautiful architecture and a character. Some folks looking for pure decor could be disappointed. I actually... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Norwalk,CT
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Norwalk,CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You feel the history walking through the park and the house . It has beautiful architecture and a character. Some folks looking for pure decor could be disappointed. I actually loved it and enjoyed my visit !

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Chester, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Saturday morning n September. Took the guided house tour. Well worth it. This is a bare house that is being preserved and not a period restoration with furnishings. You get to see a Charleston home from this different perspective. Do not miss the 7 person privy.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drayton Hall is a wonderful example of a plantation house that has been preserved but not restored. It is just like it was back then. John Drayton purchased the property in 1738 to build the home. It is a rare example of a pre-Revolutionary home still intact-Definitely worth the visit. There is no furniture or drapes. It is stripped bear.... More 

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Marion
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend viewing this home. So much history. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It has not been restored, just maintained. The tour guide did a wonderful job. Some of the children were bored that were in our group as it was long for them. Thought we would see slaves quarters, but those were washed out by a hurricane many years ago.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drayton Hall is a classic low country plantation where rice and indigo was raised by slaves. The classic home - probably the finest example of the period was built and serviced by slaves. This Hall represents the essence of 18-19th century South Carolina where wealthy land and people owners dominated the pre-Civil War Society. What is important and why Drayton... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a very wet and rainy day, thinking it would be a good activity. We paid $22 for entrance and I think that was very expensive, considering the following: 1. We arrived at the gift shop and were told that the "tour" had just left but that we had time to catch up. We ran into the pouring... More 

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San Francisco
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit to this 300 year old plantation was very over rated...the house is empty... Just empty rooms, many are under restoration. The history is interesting but overall, not worth the time

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tropical depression may have had something to do with my experience but I was somewhat disappointed that this was just a shell of a house. Make sure you read the info on the graveyard before you go into it otherwise you will not know what you are looking at.

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Oceanside, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 hours here on a rainy day covering the main plantation house. The house is very well preserved and is the oldest, non-restored plantation house. There is no furniture in the house but the guide does a great job of describing what life was like in the house during the colonial period. The tour includes walking around many... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just okay, the house is kind of interesting but empty and the tour guide was very serious and not engaging. We did have our 2 young kids with us so we couldn't pay a lot of attention, so I do not recommend bringing children here. $44 for 2 adults is kind of steep. Of course in the summer... More 

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