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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
+1 843-571-1266
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Historic Magnolia Plantation Tour with Transportation
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South Carolina's Most Visited Plantation and Gardens. National Registry of Historic Places. Ancient Oak Avenue. Tours full of History. World Famous Gardens of the 19th Century "Romantic Style". Selected by Travel + Leisure (2014) as the only South Carolina garden deemed one of "America's Most Beautiful Gardens". Reconstruction Period Plantation Home Tour. Award Winning Slave Cabin Tour. Very popular Nature-Train Tour. Rice Field Boat Tour. Family Oriented. Petting Zoo and Nature Center. Audubon Swamp Self-Guided Tour. Amazing Nesting Rookery. If you have only one Plantation to see, don't miss us!
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“petting zoo” (608 reviews)
“swamp tour” (309 reviews)
“tram tour” (272 reviews)
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
+1 843-571-1266
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you get to Charlestown, I highly recommend this tour. Make sure to do the wildlife tram, it was well worth the fee. You got to see a lot of wildlife and things you can’t see. The Plantation is beautiful!!

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Reviewed yesterday

Their is much to see at the plantation and gardens, The Admission price may end up a little steep if you go with a family and do more than just the basic and house tour. We were blessed with a local family that gave a...More

Thank solarpowered1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting a plantation was on my must do list for my Charleston trip, and Magnolia didn't disappoint! It dates back to 1676! For history lovers like me, it's paradise.

Thank Claudia S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful Plantation and Gardens. We were lucky to see the deal they have going on now until January. We brought our food items and received buy one admission and get one free. Also if you bring more than one you get the...More

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Something for everyone! Great visit on a nice sunny day even though it was pretty cold. FYI in November December and January you can get buy one get one free admission if you bring a canned good for their food drive. You can also get...More

Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens today. After ticketing. we watched a very interesting film describing the history of the plantation. We proceeded to the small zoo which was neat and then took the nature train around the 500 acre property. Following the...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries. It’s well worth the visit to hear the colorful, rich history of its owners, tour the rooms and view the gardens. No tour of Charleston is complete without a visit to this...More

1  Thank Linda V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I expected a Scarlet O’Hara style plantation house. But as our guide told us, almost all of the plantations in South Carolina during the Civil War were burned by the union soldiers. This house was built in the 1870’s. So the house isn’t that interesting...More

1  Thank BloggerLinda
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't budget enough time here to fully explore and drink in everything these gardens have to offer. We did do the Slavery tour and our tour guide John was very well informed and handled some very ignorant questions from other tourists in stride. I...More

1  Thank Emilee M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My nephew & his love chose this place for their wedding at the carriage house. It was an early evening wedding at 4:00 while there was still sun light & the ceremony was outside in front of the beautiful tall oak trees. The reception was...More

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30 October 2017|
Response from Milford_PaMooseman | Reviewed this property |
Most of the plantation is on your own. The tours had guides but they did not sign. On the Nature Tram he only spoke on a microphone.
Michael R
15 October 2017|
Response from sproif |
Absolutely! Dogs are welcome everywhere on the property with the exception of the zoo/nature center where many of the animals roam outside of enclosures. They may even accompany you on tours. For the house tour, however, you... More