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Residents of Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley Counties receive $3.50 admission and $10 house tours in January for Charleston's 350th anniversary!

Drayton Hall will be closed Feb 3-6, 2020.

Group & Private Tours

Signature Experience Tour

Minimum 15 people
Approx. 120 minutes

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 throughout all three floors 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.

Port to Plantation: Slavery and the Making of the Early Lowcountry Economy

Minimum 15 people
Approx. 45 minutes

This 30 minute interpretive program explores the economic ramification of slavery at Drayton Hall and throughout the Carolina Lowcountry – a history with which Charleston still grapples today. Historical interpreters present images of documents, artifacts, and maps that illuminate the nature of slavery at Drayton Hall in the 18th and 19th centuries. This is an important glimpse into the past; discover the many ways in which enslaved workers literally and figuratively built the Lowcountry economy.  *Available as an add-on program only when booking a Signature Experience Tour.

A Day on the Ashley
(Package Tour with Middleton Place)

$100.00/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 SignatureTour 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.


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.


Group Tours Reservation Form