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Drayton Hall

3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
+1 843-769-2600
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Wonderful!

While this is not a very large plantation like Middleton or Magnolia that surround it, we... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2014
DeAnna D
,
Summerville, South Carolina
Disappointing

While the history of this house and the grounds seems to be quite fascinating, the tour guide... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2014
Longstreet
,
Georgetown, PA
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Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 03:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

While this is not a very large plantation like Middleton or Magnolia that surround it, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The prices were affordable and they offered discounts for police/fire/ems! Our guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic that it was contagious. We were not...More

Thank DeAnna D
DraytonHall, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Thank you for the lovely review and giving Drayton Hall a top rating. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Drayton Hall, a recipient of TripAdvisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence. This summer we are offering FREE admission to teachers and active-duty military, Memorial Day...More

Reviewed 18 May 2014

While the history of this house and the grounds seems to be quite fascinating, the tour guide seemed more interested in warning the visitors about what not to do etc. than telling a story. As a result, after hearing that we should stay three feet...More

1  Thank Longstreet
DraytonHall, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Because our house is nearing 300 years of age, our interpreter's top priorities are the safety of the house and the visitors alike. Drayton Hall’s professional interpreters not only design their own program after extensive research and training, they continue to enrich their presentations through...More

Reviewed 17 May 2014

Make sure you ask for the DVD player and DVD which you can carry with you on your hour and half self-guided tour.

Thank coastgal09
DraytonHall, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Thank you for recommending to other visitors our award winning Landscape Tour on DVD. Included with admission, this DVD tour covers the history of Drayton Hall's historic landscape. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 17 May 2014

The architecture of the plantation is highlighted when all the furnishing has been removed. Particulary enjoyable is the lecture about the old South prior to viewing the Hall.

1  Thank patgammon
DraytonHall, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Since opening to the public in 1974, Drayton Hall has been celebrated for its iconic architecture, house tour, historic landscape with nature walks and self-guided tour on DVD, 18th century African-American cemetery and interactive history program, museum shop, and more. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 15 May 2014

Enjoyed learning about the history of CHarleston area and am surprised what I learned. Seeing the house unchanged except for what the family did to it was neat to see. Great to walk around the plantation

Thank milo1339
DraytonHall, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed touring Drayton Hall. Thank you for the kind review, your top rating has helped us receive TripAdvisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 15 May 2014

This home was the original home from the 1700's. They keep patching and shoring it up and have done a wonderful thing. REAL history in those floors, walls and stairs. Very interesting and informative tour guides accompany. The tour was about 45 minutes inside the...More

1  Thank Carol441
DraytonHall, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Thank you for your recent visit to Drayton Hall. Our centuries-old main house is what initially draws people to Drayton Hall, but there is also the historic landscape, the oldest documented African American Cemetery in the nation still in use, the Connections program, nature walks...More

Reviewed 13 May 2014

national trust property in aged condition that heightens the experience. beautiful grounds on the ashley river.

1  Thank robpb
DraytonHall, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Drayton Hall, a recipient of Trip Advisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 13 May 2014

This is a stark example of the plantation life and architecture. I have always loved visiting it because it has not been restored and you are seeing the real thing, not a great house gussied up for visitors.More

1  Thank Janet S
DraytonHall, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Thank you! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Drayton Hall and hope that you'll come back to see us very soon. Because our professional interpreters bring a specialized focus to each of their house tours, you'll discover--just as our members do, who...More

Reviewed 12 May 2014

By far the best plantation. So if you only have time for one...this is it! Magnolia...is okay...but you pay for extra tours...this plantation is all inclusive and they have the best homemade ice cream. Staff super friendly and welcoming.

2  Thank Beverly F
DraytonHall, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Drayton Hall, a recipient of Trip Advisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence.

Reviewed 12 May 2014

Only home still standing as it was during the civil war that wasn't destroyed. Interesting history of home and property.

1  Thank Shawn R
DraytonHall, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Drayton Hall, a recipient of Trip Advisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence. Thank you for your review!

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Response from Ericka M | Reviewed this property |
Adult prices are $22. You can get a military or a AAA discount.
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