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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414
800 367-3517
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Ranked #23 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Description: Home of the oldest garden in America.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Took an afternoon tour here with a tour provider. First we ate lunch at the snack bar on the property and the salad I had there was quite good--a nice break from all the burgers and southern food I had been eating. There is a video telling abut the plantation but I only watched part of that. There was a... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I have been to Magnolia Plantation 3 times, and on each visit found something new to explore. In the early spring, the fabulous gardens are in full bloom, and the azaleas and magnolias are at their peak. The gardens are gorgeous at any time of year so allow time to wander. The wildflowers in the swampy areas are unusual and... More

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens! So serene being surrounded by nature. We took the slave tour and the guide was very knowledge and we could tell that she really enjoyed her job. Didn't get to see any alligators but the parts of the swamps that we did see were intriguing. The educational video was just that. Would definitely recommend the visit.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Really worth a visit, but it would be better to do this with a car and drive there yourself rather than taking a tour, we paid $50 and it was only a few hours on the site. We didnt get to walk around the gardens for any length of time or browse the shop for more than 15 minutes. There... More

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Springfield
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32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The park is overgrown and in many places actually looks like a forest. "Slavery to Freedom" tour is OK. We enjoyed nature train tour where we we able to see gators and may birds.

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Venice, Ca
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128 reviews 128 reviews
45 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This was the only rural plantation home we visited while in Charleston. We enjoyed our visit. $15 ticket allows you entrance to the extensive gorgeous gardens, walking bridges (where we spotted a crocodile or gator-not sure which one), and exterior of the house. You could wander on the general admission ticket for an hour or 1 1/2 hr. We added... More

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Parrish, Fl
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15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We booked a tour of Magnolia Plantation through our Hotel, The King Charles Inn. The tour company was Charleston Tours & they picked us up at the front door. Our tour guide, John was interesting. There were 6 people on our tour and he made it a point to get to know each of separately. He was comical yet serious,... More

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Annville, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great to visit for couple hours..beautifully. landscaped Laplace to walk and hold hands with you man.

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Papillion, Nebraska, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went out of our way to see this plantation based on literature and all the ads we saw. It was pricey to get in and each little tour was an additional fee. You paid a flat rate of $15 per person then add $8 per person for each little tour. We went through the house and walked around the... More

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Johannesburg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We planned a visit to the plantation in the middle of June and although it was a hot day, it was bearable. We took a walk around the gardens, that were very beautiful and found a photo opportunity around each bend. We then visited the house itself and found the guided tour through the house informative, but couldn't wait to... More

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