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The biggest reason Charleston visitors skip a visit to Magnolia Plantation is because of transportation logistics—an excuse this tour easily solves. Travel directly from downtown Charleston to Magnolia Plantation, and then tour the grounds. Your entrance fee is covered, too, so you can get straight to seeing the historic house and grounds.
- Guided tour of Magnolia Plantation grounds and house
- Transportation from downtown Charleston solves transport logistics
- Glean insight into the area’s rich history from your guide
- Entrance fee is already included so you don’t have any extra expenses
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Charleston Visitors Center, right in the middle of historic downtown Charleston. Board an air-conditioned coach and enjoy views of the rolling Lowcountry landscape as you make the 45-minute drive to Magnolia Plantation, one of the oldest plantations in the South. When you reach the plantation, head right past the entrance gate—the entrance fee is already accounted for in the tour price. Then, board a tram for a narrated 45-minute ride through the grounds: see slave cabins, swamps, and rice fields. Next, take a guided walk through the garden, before finally heading to the Drayton Plantation for a tour of the grand historic home. Tour concludes with drop-off at your original starting point.
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Returns to original departure point
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Professional guide
- Entry/Admission - Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Tour is not recommended for children under 3 years old.
- Drinks are available for purchase at the Magnolia Plantation
- Cannot accommodate wheelchairs, but we can accommodate those with limited mobility if they can be assisted by a companion.
- No pets. Service animals are allowed.
- Dress code is casual
- Please Arrive 15-Minutes before departure time
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travellers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
About the operator
By: Adventure Sightseeing
Great tour with Shawn!
Very knowledgeable and pleasant. Great intro to Charleston on our first day. Thanks Shawn. NH and MA group.
On the road
Our guide Shawn was knowledgeable and entertaining. One thing we wish he had included was to discuss what looked…
Shawn not Sean was our tour guide. He has the knowledge of a professor with good humor. We had a great time. …
Sewell, New Jersey93
Fun and Informative
ALAN did an excellent job! Very informative. Felt like we got a lot of information. I’m a huge history buff and…
We had a wonderful and informative tour. B.T Marking, our driver/guide was good at giving us tidbits of…
Combo Magnolia Plantation/City Tour
McKinsey was such a help in answering questions and booking our tours as well as arranging a pickup at our hotel. …
San Antonio, Texas41
We were hoping for more history about Charleston - unfortunately our tour guide Alan spent a lot of time talking…
Feeding Hills, Massachusetts20
This was a 1.5 hour tour of Historic Charleston. Our guide Shawn was extremely knowledgeable of local facts and…
Wilson, North Carolina163
We just went on this tour and I highly recommend it! The horse drawn carriage rides are nice but with this tour we…
See it all tour
Good tour for a cold day! The guide Shawn was very upbeat and funny. The buses are a little small so if you do not…
- Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Adventure Sightseeing
- Duration: 4h 30m
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- Languages Offered: English
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