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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414
800 367-3517
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Ranked #22 of 103 attractions in Charleston
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Description: Home of the oldest garden in America.
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Bloomfield Hills MI
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This was our second trip to these lovely gardens. If you are in the Charleston area during the spring it is well worth a visit. The last time we were there the gardens were in full bloom and we did the full tour including the swamp and the house. This time we only explored the gardens. Unfortunately, spring flowers were... More

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York, PA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Flora and fauna everywhere, just gorgeous and absolutely Southern genteel. A lovely location for photos: moss hanging and swaying from the oak trees, and the azaleas and camellias were in bloom while we were there. Alligators swam in the ponds and peacocks and other more wild birds were in their habit as you strolled the lovely pathways. A nice day... More

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

What a plantation. Great history. Beautiful gardens. I would of given this 5 stars but it is a bit pricey. 15 to get into the gardens. Audubon swamp 8, train tour 8, boat tour 8, house tour 8. They do have an everything ticket for 47 which saves you 8 dollars if you want to do everything. We did the... More

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Dunkirk, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Over the course of two days, we visited Middleton Place (see my review) and Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. We were there during the absolute peak of spring bloom due to the long duration of winter this year. The 500-acre Magnolia Plantation has the distinction of being owned by the same family for at least 12 generations, since the late 1600's.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Came here for a wedding, was able to see the whole garden beforehand and was amazed at each turn. Many different themes from religious to gator swamps. Just remember where you parked! This place is HUGE.

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Shiloh, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We spent the better part of the day here. We did the assigned tours but unfortunately it wasted time we could have spent exploring ourselves. Had to skip the swamp tour because we ran out of time. The house tour was ok but wish we skipped it and we did the boat and train tour. Both were nice but really... More

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Urbana, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was by far the most beautiful gardens I've seen! The flowers were in bloom everywhere and the moss hanging made it look like a fairyland. There are multiple attractions here and you can buy separate tickets to each. We went in the house which was nice, but the gardens were the best. We also took the tram ride and... More

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Charleston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Magnolia has some very nice gardens and trails - best time to visit is in the spring to see the flowers in bloom (gardens are really nice then). Tram is good way to get an overview of the area and good chance to see alligators. If you want a history lesson - recommend Middleton Plantation.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I visited Magnolia Plantation twice, both in peak azalea season and it really was worth the visit. The grounds are extensive and there is lots to see if you follow the numbered path. There is also a mini zoo where you can walk around with the animals in a fenced area. Great if you are traveling with kids! The swamp... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful gardens. The swamp tram is excellent. Saw alot of alligators and other wildlife of the lowcountry. Great way to spend the afternoon

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