Drayton Hall

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414, 29414, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8435711266
  • Fax: +1-8437660878
  • Ticket Price: 22 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building, Hall, Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites

About Drayton Hall, Charleston

The importance of this hall lies in the fact that it has been declared as the “finest of plantation houses all over US”. This is at present the most important part of the Magnolia gardens and plantation estate. This house was built by John Drayton separately as he knew that he will not possibly inherit the property of the Magnolia gardens being the third son of his father.

The house is now opened to the public as an old hall where you can take a look of old plantation house interiors. The lifestyle of these upscale people was a bit different from the middle class people and that is what the center of attraction is here in this hall. The interior décor, the plaster of the walls, the wooden floors and balconies are all very uncommon out here. You should definitely spend some time here in this house and enjoy the past of this city life.

Drayton Hall Information

  • Guided tours are available here.
  • The historic cemetery is an added attraction here.
  • There is a very good museum shop from where you can buy gifts.
  • There are quite a few interactive programs that are held over here.

Drayton Hall Ticket Prices

  • $10 for 12-18 years, $6 for 6-11 years
  • Entry is free below 6 years of age.

Drayton Hall Opening and Closing Hours

  • Entry closes at 3:30 PM.
  • The 1st tour everyday starts at 9:30 AM.

Restaurants Near Drayton Hall

  • Big Billy’s Burger Joint
  • Middleton Place Restaurant
  • Charleston House of Pizza
  • Nigel’s Good Food
  • Sticky Fingers
  • Sunflower Cafe
  • Cafe Fork
  • FATZ
  • La Nortena Taqueria Mexican Grill

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Things to Know Before Visiting Drayton Hall

  • 95% of people who visit Charleston include Drayton Hall in their plan

  • 73.19% of people start their Drayton Hall visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Drayton Hall

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Drayton Hall

People normally club together Magnolia Plantation And Gardens and Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge while planning their visit to Drayton Hall.

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Drayton Hall, Charleston Reviews

  • Wonderful visit to this plantation. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable in the history of the home and grounds. I would recommend this to everyone to visit next time your in Charleston. My wife and I really liked that we can walk around the entire ground by ourselves. The house tour was guided and was very informative. The only downside was that there was no furniture in the house. But that did not take away the fact it was an informative period house.

  • Fun day all around... Make sure to make time to walk around the lake to see dozens of alligators. Many were 8 feet and larger!

  • Excellent place to visit. Everyone was so nice and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Great place.

  • Drayton Hall delivers serious history. Unlike many other area plantations, Drayton Hall is not restored and appointed with Antebellum furniture and artifacts. Rather, the house is empty and in a largely unrestored condition that may appeal to those interested in architectural history. Be aware that as a historic building, there is no heat or air conditioning, and some of the stairs are tall and steep. The site has knowledgeable docents who provide tours and can answer questions about the estate's lengthy history. They do not gloss-over the history of slavery at the site, and in fact integrate the subject throughout tours. At the time of writing this, there is a project to construct a new visitor center underway.

  • Although some people are reportedly put off by it's lack of furnishings, I found that element a plus. Without the distractions, you are able to truly focus on the architectural elements such as the incredible hand carved trim work. The depth of the three dimensional carvings over the doorways and along the cieling are breath taking. The slavery presentation was short,but sensative and well done. I'd definitely recommend Drayton Hall over the more tourist and money oriented plantations in the area.

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