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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” (302 reviews)
“tram tour” (266 reviews)
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
+1 843-571-1266
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tour of former slave quarters was informative....but we went on a hot & muggy. September day...most of the flowers in the gardens were dead & there were swarms of mosquitoes which made for a very uncomfortable experience ....

1  Thank virginiaalice5
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was one of the best tours I have ever been on. The gardens were breathtaking, but the "From Slavery to Freedom" tour was thought provoking, historical, and so very sad. The tour guide was excellent, knowledgeable and brutally honest about what the slaves endured....More

1  Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bill was very entertaining accommodating very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our day there with Bill even though it was cold today

1  Thank Janet B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The garden and home are beautiful to walk through. The nature tram was also fun and educational. The tram driver, Dick, was very entertaining. Our favorite part, though, is the Audubon Swamp Walk. It's so fun to search for alligators hiding amongst the duck weed.

Thank DeannaBeee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the gardens and trees. We did the house tour but it was not worth the money. The nature boat was interesting. It told of the history, the nature and science behind things.

Thank Ginger W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not very exciting. Did several tours. Very hot day. Best thing was that the house had air conditioning. No restrooms for the public. Not the best of the plantations and very pricey.

1  Thank OpinionGuru
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very nice plantation. Has the Audubon trail, too, but for an additional price. It gets quite pricey if you buy all the parts you can visit. I didn't do that. My favorite part is their petting zoo. You have many animals freely...More

Thank terriland
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gardens were pretty, but there's a lot of seemingly random things also offered for an extra price, a petty zoo, a swamp tour, and also extra- a tour of the slave cabins. We opted not to pay the extra money because we had just been...More

1  Thank Shelly C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Magnolia Plantation left us (wife and I) a little disappointed. It didn't quite fit the traditional plantation I was expecting. The grounds with their paths were very nice to walk through. We went in October, so not much was in bloom. Spring must be...More

Thank 0lesterj
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely, peaceful place steeped in history. We love the petting zoo and the tram tour. Have visited Magnolia Plantation several times. We particularly love the deer that you can interact with in the petting zoo. They are cute and friendly.

Thank 734brendak
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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
Michael R
15 October 2017|
Response from sproif |
14 August 2017|
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Response from Mwiggy33 |
It depends on how much you want to see/do. I purchased the all inclusive tour (Train ride, boat ride, general admission, cabin tour, house tour, and gardens). I did not do the gardens, which would've been an additional 45... More