on January 19, 2011
Charleston has several old homes to visit, and we chose Drayton Hall based on the price, its proximity to downtown, and the pictures on their website.The house tour itself is $18, which is a little steep for the experience, but we both enjoyed it. The tour guide was very informative and helpful, and he was more than willing to answer our group's questions. At the end of the tour, unfortunately, was an uncomfortable mini sales pitch to become a "member," pay extra money, and receive a spoon in return. That's right -- a spoon!The Hall's grounds were expansive and impressive. From the upstairs balcony, the view of the driveway and enormous trees is outstanding!One final tip: skip the "Connections" program. We were intrigued by its focus on African-American history, but it was poorly designed and poorly executed. The information was simplistic and repetitive, and the presentation was much too informal.Overall, I would recommend it, especially using our experience to guide your own adventure.
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