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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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Address: 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
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+1 843-571-1266
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South Carolina's Most Visited Plantation and Gardens. National Registry of...

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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Enjoyed our tour but found it very expensive. On top of the basic admission price of $15.00 to get into the grounds they charged another fee for each tour. The house tour was $8... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Atlanta, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A well-organized tourist venue that enlightens the dreadful slave history of the USA's South, and moves on from there. Plus, they have a very efficient cafe that serves Sangria! If you want to have a deeper cultural understanding of the South, make this part of your Charleston journey.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The line at the ticket booth was more than 20 minutes it is a waste of time to wait that long. Only one ticket window opened . The grounds are pretty and a great place to visit, but be prepared to wait and come early. Lots to do for family etc. Enjoyed the day.

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Mililani
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My mom and I visited the Gardens on a Wednesday right when they opened. We watched a video on the history of the plantation and the family that still owns the property! We had the gardens almost to ourselves for the few hours we spent in them! Flowers were starting to bloom since it has been an abnormally hot winter... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone MUST put this on their sightseeing lists when visiting Charleston, SC. What an enjoyable day walking the grounds included in general admission ticket. Walk along the Ashley River and view the Live Oaks, Magnolias, Azalea and a variety of other horticultural gems. Lots of wildlife to see. Alligators, Yellow Belly Slider Turtles and Blue Heron to name a few.... More 

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NewYork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel recommended Magnolia Plantation and Gardens because we have three young children and they thought the petting zoo and gardens would be fun. They were right! It is a short drive from downtown, but you feel like you are somewhere else...The Spanish moss, flowers in bloom (warm February) and gigantic oaks- just beautiful! It was $15 for the adults... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Petting zoo for children is a big attraction and there is food available for feeding them. Warning signs are there to keep YOU away from the peacocks. They may be pretty but they may be in a bad mood that day and attack. if they are in the trees, you'll always remember that bird call (or squawk). We have an... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While touring a huge plantation, one can't help but judge people on their wealth, and the way they came into it. However, when the tour guide tells you the owner would welcome dogs over some kids and/or adults, and that the same man's remains are on a tree in the grounds of the plantation, you can't help but really like... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our tour but found it very expensive. On top of the basic admission price of $15.00 to get into the grounds they charged another fee for each tour. The house tour was $8 and $8 again for the slave cabins. I enjoyed Boon Hall Plantation more and they charged a flat fee for everything. $21.00 for seniors. $24.00 adults.... More 

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great property. Definitely take the Nature Tram ride. It was a great over view of the property and allows you to catch a glimpse of all the wildlife and plants on the plantation. Petting zoo was very cool. Overall great experience. Took home two camellia plants!

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent time on 2 days here. Beautiful place to visit. The first day we chose to do the Audubon Swamp Walk only since we got there late afternoon. Such a great walk! Birds, alligators, turtles to see. Nature at its best!! Did notice the bumble bees by all the wooden bridges...yikes! The second day we walked thru the Plantation... More 

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