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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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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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Enjoyed our tour but found it very expensive. On top of the basic admission price of $15.00 to get into the grounds they charged another fee for each tour. The house tour was $8... read more

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Everyone MUST put this on their sightseeing lists when visiting Charleston, SC. What an enjoyable day walking the grounds included in general admission ticket. Walk along the Ashley River and view the Live Oaks, Magnolias, Azalea and a variety of other horticultural gems. Lots of wildlife to see. Alligators, Yellow Belly Slider Turtles and Blue Heron to name a few.... More 

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NewYork
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Our hotel recommended Magnolia Plantation and Gardens because we have three young children and they thought the petting zoo and gardens would be fun. They were right! It is a short drive from downtown, but you feel like you are somewhere else...The Spanish moss, flowers in bloom (warm February) and gigantic oaks- just beautiful! It was $15 for the adults... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Petting zoo for children is a big attraction and there is food available for feeding them. Warning signs are there to keep YOU away from the peacocks. They may be pretty but they may be in a bad mood that day and attack. if they are in the trees, you'll always remember that bird call (or squawk). We have an... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While touring a huge plantation, one can't help but judge people on their wealth, and the way they came into it. However, when the tour guide tells you the owner would welcome dogs over some kids and/or adults, and that the same man's remains are on a tree in the grounds of the plantation, you can't help but really like... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our tour but found it very expensive. On top of the basic admission price of $15.00 to get into the grounds they charged another fee for each tour. The house tour was $8 and $8 again for the slave cabins. I enjoyed Boon Hall Plantation more and they charged a flat fee for everything. $21.00 for seniors. $24.00 adults.... More 

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Destin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great property. Definitely take the Nature Tram ride. It was a great over view of the property and allows you to catch a glimpse of all the wildlife and plants on the plantation. Petting zoo was very cool. Overall great experience. Took home two camellia plants!

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent time on 2 days here. Beautiful place to visit. The first day we chose to do the Audubon Swamp Walk only since we got there late afternoon. Such a great walk! Birds, alligators, turtles to see. Nature at its best!! Did notice the bumble bees by all the wooden bridges...yikes! The second day we walked thru the Plantation... More 

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St. Johns, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We looked for dog friendly places, and Magnolia Plantation made us welcome. No dogs in the house, but our dog was allowed on the tram through the gardens. It was a warm beautiful day for February. Arrive early before the clouds arrive.

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West Deptford, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the Magnolia Plantation and took the Nature Tram. The conductor made it so very interesting. He gave the group lots of information before the tour. He also pointed out lots of interesting sites on the way. After the tram tour, there was a Valentines Chocolate Walk which consisted of visiting a tent for 8 different countries for sample... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Plantation has it all, history,beauty,animals,and tours! It's value is the best of the three main plantations in Charleston!

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