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Drayton Hall

Drayton Hall

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Drayton Hall

3380 Ashley River Road



Hours:  M-Sa. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Su.11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Price:  Adults $20, Youth (12-18) $10, Children (6-11) $6, Children (5 and under) Free

Type:  Monuments & Historic Sites

The oldest surviving example of Georgian Palladian architecture in the U.S., Drayton Hall tells the history of seven generations of Draytons and African American slaves. Situated on the Ashley River, the pre-Revolutionary house was constructed in 1783 and sold to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1974. Modern amenities like electricity and plumbing were never added, allowing visitors to get an authentic snapshot of life in the 18th century. Wander through the great hall under the cast-plaster ceiling and hand-carved molding and learn about the home’s previous inhabitants. Step outside and take a walk along the river until you reach A Sacred Place, the oldest documented African-American cemetery in the nation still in use. Before leaving, visit the Museum Shop housed in the wood frame caretaker's house and peruse lowcountry gifts, books and decorative home items.

Drayton Hall
3380 Ashley River Road

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