i recently made my third visit to drayton hall plantation near charleston, sc. you really can’t visit enough, because it blows your mind every time. besides the fact of its natural beauty, there’s the fact that the last descendant to own it decreed in her will that drayton hall should never be modernized with plumbing or electricity. thus, the beauty of the natural light there. drayton hall is preserved, not restored, so it wears its age gracefully, through 250 years of hurricanes, wars, earthquakes, and tornadoes, for all to admire.