[Sitings] Drayton Hall: A Three-Century Tour

Posted on: August 24th, 2013 by Mame McCully 2 Comments

Drayton Hall. Credit: Ray Gaensler, Flickr
Drayton Hall in Charleston, S.C.

Drayton Hall, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is located in Charleston, S.C. Visitors come from all over to experience and learn about this beautiful and historic southern plantation, and to uncover the history and stories that Drayton Hall holds.

As one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in America, Drayton Hall is the oldest preserved plantation house open to the public. Built in 1738, and following seven generations of Drayton family ownership, the house remains in nearly original condition and has never been modernized.

This approach gives visitors a unique way to experience history, placing them in a fluid timeline that shows change and continuity through three centuries of American history. See some of Drayton Hall's finest views in this slideshow:

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.


2 Responses

  1. Gety

    August 27, 2013

    This is awesome photography. I saw something close to these pics on http://www.daproim.com.

  2. Diane Rooney

    September 19, 2013

    So nice to read this update on Drayton Hall. I was there many years ago, in the 1980s, and it would be wonderful to go back to see how the grounds and the presentation have changed. I bought a beautiful paperweight at the gift shop and it is still one of my special objects, a memento of that trip to Charleston.