We visited Drayton Hall as part of the Charleston Heritage Pass we got at the Charleston Visitor's Center. The house is in the process of being preserved to prevent further deterioration and is in the state the Drayton family left it after 7 generations of ownership. If you are looking for a fully restored and recreated version of early america plantation life, then this is not the place. But if you want to see an authentic aged piece of history, then this house is the right place. The grounds have returned to their mostly natural state as well with the exception of a few large oak trees and the scars of farming and mining. The house tour takes about 20 minutes to go through the three open floors. The two self guided ground tours take about 30 minutes each. It is a good value as part of the pass, which is less then $5 per attraction, but would be disappointing at the full price of $18.
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