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Drayton Hall Plantation at South Carolina
Drayton Hall Plantation
Distance from hotel: 15.9 miles
843-769-2600 | Category: Family / Kids
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Drayton Hall Plantation: Tours, Artifacts and Scenic Views

Built in 1742, Drayton Hall Plantation is an unspoiled landscape brimming with historical relevance. Step back into the time of southern plantations, mansions, slavery and merging cultures. Walk along the scenic Ashley River and stroll beneath ancient oaks draped with Spanish moss. Tour Drayton Hall and discover an architectural masterpiece with original artifacts from a bygone era. The oldest preserved plantation house in the U.S., Drayton Hall is a place like no other.


Prices -

Adults $22, Youth (12-16) $10, Child (6-11) $6, Children 5 and under FREE; Grounds only $12

Hours -

Open 7 days a week except holidays. Entrance gate closes at 3:30 p.m.; Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


  • Palladian Circle Holiday Oyster Roast
  • Annual Spirituals Concerts
  • Drayton Hall Distinguished Speakers Series


  • Tours
  • Artifacts
  • Nature Walks


  • How long is the guided tour of Drayton Hall?

    Tours last approximately 50 minutes and begin on the half-hour. You can purchase tour tickets at the Charleston-area Visitor Centers, at the front gate or online at www.draytonhall.org/visit/buy-tickets/. If you purchase tickets online, you can use them for any tour regardless of the date. 
  • What Will I See on the Plantation Grounds?

    The plantation's grounds include layers of history, carefully preserved for over two hundred years. Marvel at a stunning garden of azaleas, a lovely reflecting pond and the remnants of an 18th-century lime kiln used during the construction of Drayton Hall. You can also walk along the banks of the Ashley River, while reflecting on the awesome history that surrounds you.

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