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Address: 3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7126
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+1 843-769-2600
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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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This is a house like I have never seen. No furnishings because it has never been modernized. It was definitely worth seeing.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a house like I have never seen. No furnishings because it has never been modernized. It was definitely worth seeing.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a truly beautiful home. Don't expect furnishings though as this home is empty. The woodwork in the home is exquisite.

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Kansas City
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The home is full of history and the tour is excellent. I would recommend combing a trip to Drayton Hall with a visit to Middleton Place. They are only about 5 miles apart.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The history of the house was very interesting. I like that the home has been left alone so you see the progression. If you are interested in history about slavery or specifically slaves on this plantation the information provided is very limited. The cemetery is there but there aren't many headstones or plaques with information. There aren't any slave shacks... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love to visit historic homes and this one really stands out. I love that it is empty instead of cluttered with decor and furniture. Everything is left untouched and it is so cool!

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Langley City, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As I entered the property I was just so impressed with seeing Drayton Hall approx 250m in front of me. What an outstanding home and just beautifully kept. The grounds are nicely manicured and looking beyond the home you see the river. The guided tour of Drayton Hall was very informative. To be inside a home that remains at it... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of Drayton is the building. We could have used another hour just wandering the grounds. The tour is very interesting. This is a preserved building, not restored, so everything is authentic and there is no furniture. The workmanship was incredible and the docent did a good job of trying to make us picture how the home used to... More 

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drayton Hall is a preserved 18th century plantation, located on the Ashley River. It's a short drive from the heart of Charleston. This is the only plantation house on the river to survive intact through both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. It's important to understand that this is not a restored home as, say, Monticello or Mount Vernon are. Rather,... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drayton Hall is a fantastic building, it's history was brought to life by our guide Betsey. Definitely recommend a visit!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though this very important Southern mansion from 1738 is now completely empty, it's external architecture and internal woodwork and plasterwork are gorgeous, and no one interested in 18thC should miss it.

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