Drayton Hall is different. It’s the real thing, and we are bound by our mission to preserve the property—that is, to keep it in near-original condition just as the National Trust received it from the Drayton family in 1974.
Instead of being restored to the vision of those who lived centuries after it was built, Drayton Hall is an artifact that has survived the American Revolution, the Civil War, the earthquake of 1886, hurricanes like Hugo, and maybe most surprisingly today, urban sprawl.
On top of that, it’s not just that it’s a survivor. The main house is considered one of the finest examples of Georgian-Palladian architecture in the United States. The grounds represent one of the most significant, undisturbed historic landscapes in America. And Drayton Hall’s stories—stories of race, family, culture, sacrifice, innovation, and preservation—reveal who we are and where we’ve come from.
Visit Drayton Hall, a leader in Charleston's historic preservation movement, in southern plantation history,
and in public education.
Plan your visit today
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013
For the first time since it opened to the public over 30 years ago, Drayton Hall introduces new enhancements to its public house tours.
October 15, 2013 - October 15, 2014
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