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Address: 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414
Phone Number: +1 800-367-3517
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Description: 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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We did the gardens and swamp tour. The gardens were nice, I'm sure they would be much nicer when all of the flowers were blooming. Very friendly staff. Swamp your was just ok... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We did the gardens and swamp tour. The gardens were nice, I'm sure they would be much nicer when all of the flowers were blooming. Very friendly staff. Swamp your was just ok, we live in Florida so we have seen a lot of that type of environment.

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Kingston, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was my second time spending the day touring this beautiful site. We purchased the full package, including all five tours (house, swamp, nature by boat, nature by train, and slave houses) and, once again, found it absolutely worth the money. The tour guides were all great storytellers and provided tremendous detail and historic context for all the sites. The... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

First off, ask to do the tour with Joe. Joe is passionate about what he teaches and I am forever impacted and impressed at his goal of choosing to spend a night in every still standing slave "home"/space. He breathed life into the history of slavery that left listeners silent and gave a sense of feeling we were walking on... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Billed as America's Garden and the most beautiful place in Charleston but it's not. It might live up to the hype for a couple of weeks a year but if you miss the Azalea's in bloom then there really isn't much else to see. The Audabon Swamp though was fantastic and the best part of our time there. Boone Hall... More 

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Rumford, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was our 1st visit and were disappointed to say the least. We only toured the gardens (if you can call them) granted it is July so not much in bloom BUT the grounds are in dire need of attention, very unkept, slyme on the ponds and much trimming needs to done to the underbrush and trees. Not sure how... More 

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Lincoln, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It's pretty expensive, but we enjoyed our time. We did the train tour that took us around the plantation and our drivers gave us some great history. We drove through the marsh areas and saw several alligators. We were told the alligators are wild and natural to the area and as long as we were not in water they are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful place to see. The grounds are immense. The reason for the initial cost is because you can tour the grounds, bike ride, and more. You don't have to do the tours. I do think you should get a discount if pay for tours. It got expensive for a family of four.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This review is only for the self guided general admission garden tour and the swamp tour. The garden is very serene and laced with many ponds and. The different bridges are gorgeous and perfectly picturesque. There are so many different types of vegetation, and there are little signs here and there to help you learn about these plants. We visited... More 

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Greenville SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited this plantation in the late spring so we missed some of the color but the grounds are really nice, the walkways quiet and the photo ops wonderful. We will visit again next year.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I am surprised at the comments that the picture is better than in person. This place is gorgeous and the tour is very informative. It's ridiculously expensive since there are multiple things to see but each thing is an additional charge. However, the place is huge and most likely takes a tremendous amount of upkeep and maintenance so I guess... More 

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Address: 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414
Phone Number: +1 800-367-3517
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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