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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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“swamp tour” (309 reviews)
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
+1 843-571-1266
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Reviewed yesterday

Visiting a plantation was on my must do list for my Charleston trip, and Magnolia didn't disappoint! It dates back to 1676! For history lovers like me, it's paradise.

Thank Claudia S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a beautiful Plantation and Gardens. We were lucky to see the deal they have going on now until January. We brought our food items and received buy one admission and get one free. Also if you bring more than one you get the...More

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Something for everyone! Great visit on a nice sunny day even though it was pretty cold. FYI in November December and January you can get buy one get one free admission if you bring a canned good for their food drive. You can also get...More

Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens today. After ticketing. we watched a very interesting film describing the history of the plantation. We proceeded to the small zoo which was neat and then took the nature train around the 500 acre property. Following the...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries. It’s well worth the visit to hear the colorful, rich history of its owners, tour the rooms and view the gardens. No tour of Charleston is complete without a visit to this...More

1  Thank Linda V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I expected a Scarlet O’Hara style plantation house. But as our guide told us, almost all of the plantations in South Carolina during the Civil War were burned by the union soldiers. This house was built in the 1870’s. So the house isn’t that interesting...More

1  Thank BloggerLinda
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't budget enough time here to fully explore and drink in everything these gardens have to offer. We did do the Slavery tour and our tour guide John was very well informed and handled some very ignorant questions from other tourists in stride. I...More

1  Thank Emilee M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My nephew & his love chose this place for their wedding at the carriage house. It was an early evening wedding at 4:00 while there was still sun light & the ceremony was outside in front of the beautiful tall oak trees. The reception was...More

Thank haughtsauce
Reviewed 3 days ago

we had been here years ago but this time Larry made the 2nd trip worth while..we found out he was a retired teacher he made learning fun. I wish the gardens had been more colorful but it was fall.

1  Thank MinnScooter
Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens are more natural, less manicured but very wonderful. Views were as they were 300 years ago. Tours guides were well informed and nice. Took three tours: slave cabins and life, overall property tour and water tour. Walked a lot which was nice. Lunch...More

1  Thank bmccandlish61
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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