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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Address: 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414
Phone Number: 800 367-3517
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Ranked #22 of 107 Attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Home of the oldest garden in America.
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Home of the oldest garden in America.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I went here last weekend for a wedding and it was the most beautiful place. The live oak trees covered in Spanish moss were my favorite. The wedding was held outside in front of one of these large beautiful trees. The reception was in a smaller barn area next to a lake and it was very romantic. Great place for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

While initially I was put off by all of the tack-on admission prices, we opted for the basic fee which allowed for entrance to the premises (but not the house tour) and also entrance to the swamp audubon habitat. The grounds are large and contain a lot of hidden treasures including a small maze, a Japanese/bamboo type garden, a watch... More 

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New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
79 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Known for gardens and going in December there isn't much to see. I think they treat this like a complete "for profit" plantation. Nothing is really included in your entrance fee and you must pay for everything individually. If you brought canned food for the needy, you got a discount on your entrance fee. AAA discount. The original house was... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I LOVE this place i have been there multiple times!!!!! I want to get married in there gardens here!!!!

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Havelock
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I was a little doubtful of spending the money to visit here after reading reviews. However, I went to the website and they had a 2 for 1 admission coupon for the main admission fee. That clinched it for me. We decided that even if we had both paid $15 to get in, it would have been worth it. We... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

It is true that great things get better with time........such is Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. It was a beautiful visit and we enjoyed meeting Dick on his wildlife tour of the plantation. He is very knowledgeable and a great person.who loves what he does and it shows. We saw many birds, but the gators were obviously sleeping somewhere warm. Lovely... More 

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Lincoln, NE
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We spent about four hours at Magnolia, touring the gardens, the home and the slave quarters. All of the guides (and even the woman in the gift shop) were very informative about the Plantation. The home is still owned by the same family.

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Ohio
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127 reviews 127 reviews
4 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Loved this place. Toured the plantation gardens first which was nice. But the best part was walking through the Swamp Gardens. Watched 2 blue herons working on making a nest. Alligator was soaking up the rays while a turtle was there beside it. Neither one moved while we were there. Guess they were too comfortable out there in the middle... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the house tour and hearing of the very resourceful owner and the decades of a family in this house. The tram ride was nice but would have been better when things were in bloom and a little warmer in the spring. We liked how the house was looking lived in. Patrick the tram guide was very informative and... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is absolutely beautiful! Let me just start off by saying we went in November and it was about 38 degrees the day we visited here (darn polar vortex). But that did not stop us from taking advantage of all that the plantation has to offer. We spent a good 3+ hours in the freezing cold wandering... More 

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