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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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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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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
+1 843-571-1266
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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice tour of the house and the self walking tour of the gardens, has some great history here. The tour guide was very informative. They also rent the house and the grounds out for private events like weddings.

Thank gary k
Reviewed 1 week ago

The plantation was a great place to visit, the gardens were spectacular even the end of December. The tram ride was well worth the extra fee as well as the house tour. The house was not a typical plantation style home as the house you...More

2  Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wouldn’t recommend this during winter because there are no blooms. I believe it would have been beautiful during the spring. The pathway through the gardens are nice and easily accessed but no blooms. We pushed our mother in law in a wheelchair and there...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house has an interesting history told by expert guides and is well preserved. The extensive gardens have many varieties of Camellias, a number that I had never seen before. A lot were in bloom when we were there in December so that was a...More

Thank lynne2016614
Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnolia is very beautiful in the spring when the flowers are in bloom. It is not as pretty in other seasons as Middleton Plantation. It is definitely worth seeing in the spring.

Thank jlowerat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed in this plantation. Looked to see the house plantation but if you did not sign up for a house tour then the only way you could see the house was through the windows yet no one told us this. The rest of the...More

Thank Dr Havard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit hesitant to visit a plantation but really wanted to see one finally in person. You can truly see the impact these locations made on history.

Thank tconsoli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a place that exemplifies the 'old south' look no further than this treasure. Even though we went in winter, when the flowers were non existent and the trees mostly bare, it was still a worthwhile visit. I can only imagine how...More

Thank boababe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in the wintertime, and the grounds are ok. I imagine in the summer they're amazing. I'll be sure to come pack then. I was touched to learn the African American head groundskeeper lived on the land and cared for it for most of...More

1  Thank ray c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the orientation film, the house tour with Larry and the excellent ‘From slavery to freedom’ tour led by Joe. Coming back in the spring or summer to enjoy the gardens is a must.

Thank Ellen C
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31 October 2017|
Response from Castles124 | Reviewed this property |
We visited on November 24 and were not impressed by the flowers in bloom. However, there are beautiful areas (like bridges) that will be beautiful anytime you visit.
29 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
14 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