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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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Address: 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
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+1 843-571-1266
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08:00 - 17:30
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South Carolina's Most Visited Plantation and Gardens. National Registry of...

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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Lovely plantation.

Beautiful house and gardens. It would be better not in winter! However recommend the nature train and house tour. Cafe had some nice food but no indoor area.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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I have going to Magnolia Gardens since I was a little girl (over 60 years ). It's a beautiful, peaceful place now. And I love the fact they are pet friendly. They have several trails where you can see all kinds of wildlife including alligators. So please don't walk your dog on the pond loop or swamp trail during active... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I were in the Lowcountry for the holidays and took a day trip to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. It was a cool but brilliantly sunny day. But it was also late December. So I wasn't sure whether the visit would be worth our time and money. I couldn't have been more surprised. The gardens and small ponds... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even though the weather wasn't great, we really enjoyed our trip to Magnolia. The tour through the slave accommodations was very eye opening and our guide Rick was a wealth of information. The paths through the gardens were easy to navigate and the wildlife abundant. Great spot to visit for some history and culture!

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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there at Christmas time. The weather was nice and a lot to see. Of course we had a couple of animals out, rest of it was hibernate I guess. we saw nice flowers too but I guess at spring and summer also different. we spent at least 2 hours there just looking around and taking pictures. You can... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited here last year and really enjoyed the experience. The grounds were expansive, so I wish I would have allowed more time for my visit. The tour of the restored home was very nice and informational and the gardens were lovely. I would definitely revisit and be sure to allow more time!!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been back twice now, and plan to go again! It's so fun to see it in different seasons too. Staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Awesome gift shop, so many cool things! A lot of awesome things to see!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've been to Magnolia at least 20 times over the years as a family tradition, and just love it. I had my wedding photos taken on a bridge there in 1993! We always learn or see something new. The grounds are gorgeous, the house holds so much history. The petting zoo is so much fun. The gift shop is outstanding,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our last morning in Charleston we visited Magnolia Plantation. I wish we had more time to tour! Even though it was a cold December morning (no gator sightings 😞) it was beautiful!! Can't wait to visit again when the gardens are blooming!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful house and gardens. It would be better not in winter! However recommend the nature train and house tour. Cafe had some nice food but no indoor area.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They claim to have bicycle paths around the area but there are also these tour trains which stop and block the trails. In addition, I see some of the workers or perhaps the owners drive cars along the trail also.

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