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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drayton Hall is different than most old homes in that it has been preserved as it was through the years. No furniture but a look at how this family made changes through the years. Interesting history.

Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This plantation has survived since the pre revolutionary war period. There is no furniture inside, but no matter, it is well worth a visit. The tour is very informational and interesting. This plantation is on the river and the setting is really beautiful, very nice...More

1  Thank Y5605BBrichardg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love looking at old buildings and their characteristics that make them unique. This house has not been restored but preserved! So the house (pretty much in its entirety) is in its original form. There isn’t furniture, but to see the Georgian...More

2  Thank Katie E
Reviewed August 12, 2018

I went here summer of 2016 and loved it. The house is preserved, not remodelled, allowing you to feel like you are going through an abandoned property! However, the society is doing an excellent job at preservation - you walk up one staircase (keeping 2...More

Thank 204rachellek
Reviewed August 11, 2018

What an interesting venue. It is fascinating how this home is still standing after nearly 200 years. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and the building itself. We found it cool that it is being preserved, rather than restored. Well worth a trip...More

Thank sbp2
Reviewed August 10, 2018

At $32 this is not a cheap outing but I did think it was reasonable value for money. Our guide was knowledgeable and took time to ensure questions were answered although sometimes deeper more reflective consideration would have been helpful rather than a polite, superficial...More

2  Thank JML525
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The house from the outside is magnificent. The interior has no furniture or decorations.A little strange to see the guts but not the opulence of this family mansion

Thank FilmGuyTO
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Drayton hall was one of the few plantation homes along the Ashley River that was not burned to the ground during the Civil War. The interior of this early home is bare bones and as it appeared when the family sold the property. It is...More

1  Thank wpeterson82
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This is simply amazing site. They have just completed beautiful new welcoming center, which has small museum and welcome video screening room. The mansion itself has been preserved and it will not be restored, so it is perfect site to see an aged construction. There...More

1  Thank TomSjoberg
Reviewed July 27, 2018

The tour was well worth the money. You get a great tour of the house and grounds. You are allowed to explore the grounds on your own before or after the tour. There are some artifacts in the museum area that are interesting to look...More

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Andy T
May 3, 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.
August 31, 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.
August 31, 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