Drayton Hall Plantation House
3380 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414
Work 843-769-2600

Hours of Operation

Open 7 days a week except major holidays. Entrance gate closes at 3:30 pm.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
First Tour: 9:30 AM
Last Tour: 3:30 PM

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
First Tour: 11:30 AM
Last Tour: 3:30 PM


Adults: $22
Youth (12-18): $10
Child (6-11): $6
Child (5 and under): Free

Family Package – 2 adults and up to 2 children under the age of 18: $48
Grounds only: $12

Drayton Hall Plantation House
Founded in 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest preserved plantation house in America that’s still open to the public and a masterpiece of Georgian-Palladian architecture. Through two wars, devastating earthquakes and hurricanes, and the impact of seven generations of family life, the main house has survived the centuries in near original condition and its grounds have been hailed as “the most significant, undisturbed historic landscape in America.”  The main house of the plantation remains in nearly original condition. Never modernized with electricity, plumbing, heating or air conditioning, the main house is unfurnished, allowing the beauty of the architectural details to become the focus for visitors. As you enter the plantation, you’ll see a Memorial Arch marking one of the oldest documented African American cemeteries in the nation, a sacred place for descendants of the enslaved. Whether it’s your first visit or one of many, Drayton Hall’s ongoing research into the people, places, and events of its past promises there will always be something new to discover. A National Historic Trust site. Open daily 


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