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Built between 1738 and 1742, Drayton Hall is one of the finest examples of Georgian-Palladian architecture in America. Through seven generations of Drayton ownership, this National Historic Landmark has remained in nearly original condition and is the only Ashley River plantation house to survive the Civil War intact. Today the house is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Its unique state of preservation and rich, handcrafted details offer visitors a rare glimpse of a bygone Southern way of life.