This past Labor Day weekend we had an opportunity to visit Drayton Hall and had a great time during our visit. Elizabeth's timing was excellent as the visit coincided with several promotions that were going on. The end result was that we only had to pay for one admission for our family of four and recieved a treat bag for the dog as well. Drayton Hall is a preserved, rather than restored plantation so there is paint on the walls that dates from the 1800's and it shows. It's the only plantation along the Ashley River that survived the Civil War among other disasters.
The docent that guided our visit did a great job sharing about the architecture and history of the plantation from its beginnings through phosphate mining and up to the present day.