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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 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

Thank BloggerLinda
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Emilee M
Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday

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.

Thank MinnScooter
Reviewed 2 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

Thank bmccandlish61
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The gardens were beautiful and a great walk. Plan to spend all day if you purchase several options. The slave tour was very informative. The walk around the swamp was a great opportunity to see wildlife including alligators.

Thank OneCent1981
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The lady selling the Sweetgrass basket was so unnecessarily rude it ruined my entire experience. My mother asked me to find Sweetgrass baskets and I just so happen to find them at the garden. She wanted me to purchase 30 baskets as xmas gifts for...More

1  Thank Christina G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a lovely stroll through a timeless paradise. Nothing has declined since my last visit 14 yrs ago.

Thank Cliff_Lynn11
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took part of this tour to experience the old south and learn more about the history of the city and the plantation life. We found the plantation to be very beautiful and photogenic. The guide was very educated on the plantation,...More

Thank Clayton D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This former rice Plantation fronts the Ashley River. It was an actual working Plantation growing primarily Carolina Gold Rice in its day. Beautiful walking trails and gardens but especially liked-the 3 tours we did. The Nature Trail takes you on a 45 minute guided ride...More

1  Thank apfaucpa
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30 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
15 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