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Magnolia Plantation Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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Overview
Enjoy this 4.5-hour tour of Magnolia Plantation and see the plantation has stood the test of time dating back to 1676. One of America's most important historical sights, you will travel in comfort on board an air conditioned coach. This tour is led by a knowledgeable and professional guide, that can transport you back in time.
Highlights
  • Guided tour of Magnolia Plantation grounds and house
  • Transportation from downtown Charleston solves transport logistics
  • Glean insight into the area’s rich history from your guide
  • Entrance fee is already included so you don’t have any extra expenses
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Charleston Visitors Center, right in the middle of historic downtown Charleston. Board an air-conditioned coach and enjoy views of the rolling Lowcountry landscape as you make the 45-minute drive to Magnolia Plantation, one of the oldest plantations in the South. When you reach the plantation, head right past the entrance gate—the entrance fee is already accounted for in the tour price. Then, board a tram for a narrated 45-minute ride through the grounds: see slave cabins, swamps, and rice fields. Next, take a guided walk through the garden, before finally heading to the Drayton Plantation for a tour of the grand historic home. Tour concludes with drop-off at your original starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Departure Time
10:30 AM
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour is not recommended for children under 3 years old.
  • Drinks are available for purchase at the Magnolia Plantation
  • Cannot accommodate wheelchairs, but we can accommodate those with limited mobility if they can be assisted by a companion.
  • No pets. Service animals are allowed.
  • Dress code is casual
  • Please Arrive 15-Minutes before departure time
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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We had a wonderful and informative tour. B.T Marking, our driver/guide was good at giving us tidbits of interesting facts sprinkled with humor. House tour was enjoyable! Some Magnolias were already in bloom! Spanish moss were swaying hauntingly on bare branches over water, just
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McKinsey was such a help in answering questions and booking our tours as well as arranging a pickup at our hotel. B.T., our tour guide, was so knowledgeable about Charleston sights and history. The combo tour suited us perfectly. There were more options on their website than
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Despite the rain, the bus driver was full of knowledge and provided an educational ride on the way to the plantation. The gardens were beautiful even in the rain, the nature train ride provided many opportunities to see birds (it was too cold for the alligators) and the house is
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Learned a lot, met some really fun people and we all grinned and bared it through some uncharacteristic freezing rain weather. We knew we were in great hands will Bill who kept the tour focused and moving ! I imagine this tour to be phenomenal when the weather cooperates !
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Our guide Allan was terrific; very knowledgeable,humorous, and punctual. The tour was prompt;I only wish there had been more free time to walk the grounds a bit on our own. The gift shop there was fantastic and surprisingly large and varied. Great tour, comfortable
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By: Adventure Sightseeing
WTATC
Sewell, New Jersey
92
Fun and Informative
ALAN did an excellent job! Very informative. Felt like we got a lot of information. I’m a huge history buff and
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Julie L
Wichita, Kansas
10
Jules
We had a wonderful and informative tour. B.T Marking, our driver/guide was good at giving us tidbits of
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Roger M
Springfield, Missouri
80
Combo Magnolia Plantation/City Tour
McKinsey was such a help in answering questions and booking our tours as well as arranging a pickup at our hotel.
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Mary C
San Antonio, Texas
41
Disappointing
We were hoping for more history about Charleston - unfortunately our tour guide Alan spent a lot of time talking
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Lou P
Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
20
Historic Charleston.
This was a 1.5 hour tour of Historic Charleston. Our guide Shawn was extremely knowledgeable of local facts and
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ldmangum
Wilson, North Carolina
163
Highly recommend
We just went on this tour and I highly recommend it! The horse drawn carriage rides are nice but with this tour we
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ACS559
Fresno, California
10
See it all tour
Good tour for a cold day! The guide Shawn was very upbeat and funny. The buses are a little small so if you do not
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Suninobx
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
2013
Great tour even in a downpour
Despite the rain, the bus driver was full of knowledge and provided an educational ride on the way to the
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byrnesjhl
Moab, Utah
101
Great trip in bad weather
Learned a lot, met some really fun people and we all grinned and bared it through some uncharacteristic freezing
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allover09
6946
Magnolia Plantation tour - glad we did it!
Our guide Allan was terrific; very knowledgeable,humorous, and punctual. The tour was prompt;I only wish there had
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