See the oldest American plantation house still open to public--Drayton Hall--a typical Palladian style edifice, inspired by ancient Greek and Roman temples. It has remained in close-to-original condition, since the mid-18th century when it was built. Hear about seven generations of Draytons who lived on the property, about their servants, and about slavery. The teapots they used and the marble-topped tables are still there. So are the copper slave tags. Walk through the Victorian gardens and see the reflection pond. Take a guided tour, and have a camera ready. Use our Charleston online road trip planner to arrange your visit to Drayton Hall and other attractions in Charleston.
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  • Worth a visit, but different from the other plantation attractions. This is designed for those interested in history and architecture as it is, but as the planned improvements and additions are introd...  more »
  • We stopped by Middleton Place first with the intention of visiting it, and were put off by the $43 admission price to see the grounds and the gardens. So we went one plantation over to Drayton Hall an...  more »
  • You need to be aware that this is not a furnished home. It is in its original state and has been preserved. This is what makes this tour and home so fascinating. There has been extensive work done in ...  more »
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  • We had a great time visiting Drayton, our tour guide was very informative. It’s definitely worth paying extra for the full tour through the home.
  • Nice old plantation off the Ashley river road. The house is interesting to visit and is quite big. The grounds are not as nice as the other plantations but still beautiful.
  • Mack was a great tour guide. He's 5 stars for sure. The actual Drayton House is amazing too. The grounds, while sparse in comparison to some of the other plantations was still beautiful. When they finish their expansion in the coming months I'm sure it will be 5 stars. Definitely a must do!
  • Excellent tour guide Annika knew her stuff and very well spoken. Loved the old house
  • The grounds and home are beautiful. The best part was how Mack, the tour guide is so knowledgeable and entertaining. Everything is setup nicely and preserved. Great future plans.

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