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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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Half-Day Magnolia Plantation Tour with Transportation
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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!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“petting zoo” (628 reviews)
“swamp tour” (317 reviews)
“house tour” (1,002 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:30
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
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+1 843-571-1266
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"petting zoo"
in 628 reviews
"swamp tour"
in 317 reviews
"house tour"
in 1,002 reviews
"tram tour"
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"nature train"
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"slave cabins"
in 228 reviews
"swamp walk"
in 122 reviews
"basic admission"
in 91 reviews
"swamp garden"
in 140 reviews
"general admission"
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"full bloom"
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"rice fields"
in 103 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 167 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the gardens and took the nature tram. We saw alligators and birds and turtles!!! You could spend a whole day here. Beautiful and the info on the team was quite interesting.

Thank Alice W
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Reviewed yesterday

Was worth the trip. Presented plantation life from slave quarters, gardens, mansion was well kept. Tour people were courteous and informative. Well presented. Tour of plantation on tour Rollie’s was relaxing and informative. Wild life, from gators,turtles, butterflies, birds was quite relaxing. A couple of...More

Thank Bogie0880
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At $22 each for the basic ticket, gets you into the gardens. Flowering plants feature mostly azealas and camellias, neither of which are currently in bloom. While it is a"natural garden" it felt as though it was overgrown, at times encroaching on the path. The...More

Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although the gardens are beautiful, there were few flowers as them must have died when weather turned a few weeks before we got there. The train and boat were really nice. You could skip the swamp if you do the train as you see the...More

Thank klsportsmom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My girlfriend and I recently spent an afternoon at the Magnolia Plantation near Charleston, and found it very charming. Touring the home was one highlight, and another was the boat tour to view the birds and gators (and we saw a number of both). Our...More

Thank Suzdepee
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited in mid-April. Found the gardens in much need of maintenance and up-keep. Many of the garden paths are over grown and most of the flower beds have not been maintained recently. Several of the bridges had rotten hand rails and are in need of...More

Thank tome673
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good tour. Tram ride through the low lands with alligators and a lot of bird life turtles and trees/ plants. Tad was very good and funny. The house tour was good too with lots of history about the family. A lot of antiques on...More

Thank Cindy D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour and gardens were lovely. Some of the blooms were still available mid-April, but I think it was in full bloom in March. The house has many of the same furnishing and the tour provides a great historical background.

Thank Robin M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the only plantation we were able to visit in Charleston, so we can't compare. We saw that others here recommended skipping the house tour, so we went to just the gardens and the swamp area. The slave tour was unfortunately sold out, since...More

Thank 91302Travel
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The basic admission covers the self-guided garden tour, which you do at your own pace, resting at benches along the way or stopping at the outdoor cafe or the gift shop. The azaleas were about finished, but we saw lots of other flowers like fox...More

Thank kmt1025
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1 April 2018|
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Response from Kristi W | Reviewed this property |
The boat tour was not worth the money in my opinion. You can see alligators and birds in the water if you walk around the lake for free. The swamp tour did not have a boat which is what I thought I had signed up for. The... More
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