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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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Address: 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
Phone Number: +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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A Beautiful Plantation

I spent a day here and love it. Lots to see and do. They have some rides you can take around the property. A petting zoo, gift store, concessions, etc. Would definitely recommend!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent a day here and love it. Lots to see and do. They have some rides you can take around the property. A petting zoo, gift store, concessions, etc. Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this to be our favorite plantation tour in this area because of the tours offered with different perspectives of plantation life. The house tour gives a good background of the family who still owns this plantation and the varied uses of it since the late 1600's. The tour of the slave houses gives a good feel for what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took tour seen gators in water, many different birds, plants, & trees. Also seen old slave homes, and learned a lot of history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my time at Magnolia. After purchasing all the tours I wanted the staff told me it'd be about 4 hours. I really think I could have spent the whole day. It's beautiful and I definitely recommend the swamp tour!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice combination of guided tours (with lots of relevant information given by the guides) and walking on your own. Certainly worth a 3-4 hour visit. Some critical remarks: if you want to walk through the swamp garden you need to pay extra for which you get a pincode that opens the gate. However when you've finished the walk it turns... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had no idea how much we would learn from going to The Magnolia Plantation. Allow at least 3-4 hours to do this activity. It was so informative and emotional to learn about slavery. I would highly recommend doing this if you are in Charleston.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is our second visit here. First time was the best! That was in May. Now November. Some camillas and azelias in bloom, not as spectacular as spring. We still enjoyed the plants, trees, Spanish moss, oaks, bamboo, decorative bridges. It's a calming place to stroll. At the boardwalk in the swamp, we enjoyed seeing the eyeballs of 2 alligators,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the planted gardens, but were totally enchanted by the Audubon Swamp Garden. We saw a Great Blue Heron, Ibis, a red shouldered hawk, as well as a six-foot gator sunning himself on an inclined platform in the middle of a swamp. We also recommend the house tour, but found the slavery to freedom tour weak. Tickets are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is truly magical! I loved seeing all the gardens and touring the house. Even though it was late November, there were still flowers in bloom. The trees on the water were gorgeous too! Highly recommend this for couples or anyone who loves the outdoors! Great photos!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This plantation was a very enjoyable tour. The gardens were wonderful and very unique among gardens in the US. The house tour was very interesting but the highlight was the nature tram. It's roughly an hour and take you around nearly the entire property. Lots of wonderful wildlife. The cabin tour was also enjoyable. The prices can get up there... More 

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