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“True Historical Building”
Review of Drayton Hall

Drayton Hall
Ranked #19 of 241 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public.
Germantown
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“True Historical Building”
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Loved it. Guides are very nice. The property is well preserved, not remodeled and gives a true look at what it was to live in SC during the 18e.

Visited April 2012
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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“Shades of the past”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Drayton Hall has the only extant slave cabins in the Charleston area. If you're lucky, you'll have a guide who can interpret all the signs in the bricks on the sides of the cabins. Fascinating.

Visited May 2011
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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“Great tour from very knowledgeable guide”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

We visited Drayton Hall and were impressed with the building, the ground and especially the tour guide who has been at the site since it was taken over by the NTHP. Would highly recommend this site.

Visited March 2012
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toronto
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“a bit expensive as you need to pay extra for the tour”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Thought it is a bit overpriced but if you really want to see the plantation in charleston, maybe buy the combo tickets to save a bit money.

Visited April 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
1 review
“The Homestead”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

This is where generations of my family have lived and worked. It is a gorgeous property and well worth the trip into the past.

Visited April 2012
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