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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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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
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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"
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"basic admission"
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"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
"drayton family"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived at 8:30 when they opened to beat the crowds and maximize our time. First took the informative home tour to learn about the many generations who’d called Magnolia home. Then wandered the many paths of gently maintained landscape. The view around every corner...More

Thank Razorsue
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Reviewed yesterday

We bought General Admission tickets and spent several hours walking around the grounds of the Magnolia Plantation. The grounds are well-maintained. Although we were too late for the azaleas to be blooming, there still were quite a few other colorful -flowers to enjoy. The peacocks...More

Thank Maelrarny
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

They can be very hard to please as you know, but we were there for over two hours before we realized it. Beautiful place with so much to see, lots of wildlife as long as you look carefully. Recommended for all ages. You won’t regret...More

Thank REDMEN92
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent the morning there walking around and it was ok. We took the boat ride which was nice...saw some gators. There were other excursions as well but it became costly for a family of five so we just did the boat tour. I was...More

Thank Tina V
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very nice place, but my expectations of sweeping gardens of flowers was a little too high. At least in April, we didn't see a whole lot of flowers. Still though spend a good chunk of the day walking around on the grounds...More

Thank waterskier19
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago 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

1  Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

1  Thank klsportsmom
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Reviewed 3 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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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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