Drayton Hall

Row 1

3380 Ashley River Rd
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 769-2600
History Museum, Other Outdoors
Mon–Sat: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM Sun: 11:00 AM–5:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Drayton Hall (built c. 1738 in the Georgian-Palladian style) is the oldest preserved plantation house that is open to the public. 50% discount on general public tours for National Trust members.
  • GORGEOUS PLANTATION/HOME rich w/ African Culture. Sacred African Slave Cemetery on grounds (a must see). Be Respectful of these graves. Natural beauty, unrestored. Perfectly preserved.
  • Relax your mind & enjoy the tranquil simplicity
  • The $17 charge includes a house tour, which only happens on the hour. So if you're arriving at quarter after or something, and don't want to wait around, you might want to buy a different pass.
  • Always bring a camera
  • The National Trust's tour is engaging and meticulously factual; when guides reveal the source of the stubborn stains on either side of a fireplace on the first floor, you can believe them.
  • America's oldest plantation
  • Join the Friends of Drayton Hall and The National Historic Trust. The Preservation magazine that comes with the membership is great, plus you get free admission to Drayton and other historic sites
  • Worth the trip. Maintained, not restored 18th-century plantation.
  • If you like architecture, this is a wonderful tour. You can take all of the photographs that you like which is a plus! There is no furniture iside the home; this is an unrestored plantation house.
  • Like be this place! Gives a sense of what a house looks like after 200 years
  • Drayton Hall is one of the best examples of Georgian Palladian architecture in the country and hasn't been restored like other plantations.
  • The Draytons were an important family in the development of the colony of South Carolina. To learn more about the family and the plantation check out this C-SPAN video.
  • Ask about the Connections tours to learn about the lives of enslaved Africans and their descendants at this plantation. Green Guide Editor
  • One of the best views is from the beautiful Ashley River.
  • Tour this beautiful, spooky former slave plantation for an affecting and honest portrait of Charlestons slave era. For more local tips, follow us on 4sq or check out www.renhotels.com.
  • It's actually pretty expensive for the house tour. It's a neat house but every room seems the same. No furniture and it's not restored so you have to use your imagination. Tour guide is enthusiastic.