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Private Guided Tours

Signature Experience Tour

Minimum 10 people
Allow 2 hours

The Signature Experience will include the Steven and Laura Gates Exhibit Gallery, where guests will be able to see Drayton Hall’s internationally significant furniture, artwork, manuscripts, and archaeological finds on exhibit for the first time and the Ben and Cindy Lenhardt Courtyard Garden, which will feature historically accurate botanical plantings based on Drayton family documents. In addition, The Shop at Drayton Hall will offer an extensive array of gifting possibilities that will expand on and enhance your visit. From high-end art reproductions to pieces inspired by the Drayton Family’s extensive porcelain collection to local food favorites, there will be something special for each and every one of our visitors. Our new Signature Experience private group tour will feature time in each of these venues in addition to a one-hour guided house tour. Tours are led by experienced and professionally trained interpreters. Enhanced with digital images, our Signature Tour will take visitors through the cellar and main floor of the house and delve into the history of the site and those who lived and labored on the property. The interpreter will remain available to your group in the gallery after the tour for further questions and discussions pertaining to Drayton Hall and its history.

                           A Day at Drayton Hall

$85.00/guest (includes a catered lunch)
Minimum 15 people
Allow 4 hours

Spend a day at Drayton Hall, America’s oldest unrestored plantation house.  We invite you and your group to experience the Palladian-inspired architecture, as well as experience the social history of the house and grounds while walking the landscape. Guests will experience a professionally guided tour of the Main House and enjoy a boxed lunch in our temperature controlled Pavilion.  Following a delightful Charleston catered lunch guests will partake in our Landscape Tour.  Guests can continue to explore the Museum Gallery, Caretaker’s House,  and visit A Sacred Place – one of the oldest documented African American Cemeteries in America.

           A Day on the Ashley Package Tour with                                        Middleton Place

$120.00/person (includes lunch at Middleton Place)
Minimum 15 people
Allow 5 hours

Charleston’s most historic Ashley River plantations have created a package that invites groups to tour Drayton Hall and Middleton Place, and enjoy an authentic Lowcountry lunch. The package includes a Signature Tour at Drayton Hall, a guided tour of the Middleton Place House Museum, self-guided tours of America’s oldest landscaped gardens, stable yards, freedmen’s cabin, chapel, and Museum Shop, and a Lowcountry lunch at the Middleton Place restaurant.

For more information, click here or to make a reservation, call a Group Tour Coordinator at: 1-888-349-0588.

                           Prosecco on the Portico

90 minutes
6 guest minimum

A view of the great lawn from the portico.

Privately curator led tour culminating with Prosecco served on the iconic portico of Drayton Hall.

                                   Twilight Tour

90 minutes
6 guest minimum

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         Experience Drayton Hall, by candlelight, as it has been since 1738.

Interested in a custom behind-the-scenes or curator-led tour at Drayton Hall? Drayton Hall’s expert staff of curators, historians and interpreters can create a bespoke experience for groups of any size. Use our form to inquire.