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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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“swamp tour” (296 reviews)
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
+1 843-571-1266
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was not what I was expecting. I loved learning the history of the family that owned the plantation, and I got a lot of that from the house tour and introduction video. That was my favorite part of the whole experience, but to...More

1  Thank Anice H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide on the bus was Bill .What a knowledgeable man he is ! Once we were there our tram guide through the Plantation was so fun .he was knowledgeable and very entertaining.He really kn

Thank pdietor
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife insisted that we visit Magnolia Plantation while in the area. I was on the fence about it but went willingly. The Plantation staff were wonderful and very friendly. We arrived fairly early and it filled quickly (lines at the visitors desk for tickets)...More

1  Thank Lyndy B
Reviewed 3 days ago

For this to be a tourist destination known for their gardens, I was a bit underwhelmed by their gardens. Could have been the time of year, being July and very hot. Probably spring is a better time to visit since they have a lot of...More

1  Thank meganmoore71
Reviewed 4 days ago

Several alligators over 9 feet - that alone made it worth it. It was rainy the day we went but it kept away the crowds, the heat and the bugs. Although our boat tour was cancelled due to thunder, we had a great time on...More

1  Thank tosl
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lot's to do here. My two favorite activities are the boat ride in the rice fields and the walk along the Audubon Society path. Very cool and lot's of gators!

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 4 days ago

there are luscious gardens you can spend hours strolling through. There's a really neat historic hame going back centuries. There is a pontoon boat excursion where you see alligators, swamp birds and listen to the "jokes" of the guide. Other things to see are the...More

1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed touring Magnolia Gardens. The self guided walking tour of the gardens was well laid out. It provided great photo opportunities. Would be a great place to take senior photos.

Thank mystic-kat
Reviewed 5 days ago

This plantation is very beautiful. The gardens and tours are definitely worth a visit, but this is privately owned so it is one of the more expensive plantations to visit. We took a tour of the house, which has antique furnishings from the family and...More

1  Thank jwilde787
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful property! We did the house tour and the boat tour. Coby was our boat tour guide and he was fabulous. Not only was he funny- but he was so well educated on the habitat!!! Highly recommend!

2  Thank Jenna G
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8 July 2017|
Response from Tyra C | Reviewed this property |
Not really but the spanish moss on the trees are beautiful.
3 May 2017|
Response from Brittany D | Reviewed this property |
I didn't come across any uber cars, but they did have plenty of buses. Since you are staying downtown though definitely plan on walking to your nearby destinations because everything is close by. Hope that helps!
2 April 2017|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am late in responding to your question. If I am not too late... We have several nice plantations. However, for me it depends on the accessibility of the grounds since I am using a scooter. If this is not a problem... More