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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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Address: 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414
Phone Number: 18435711266
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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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I was hesitant to drive all the way out from downtown but I was not disappointed. First, I will say that this is not your picturesque southern plantation home so if you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Shreveport, Louisiana

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The gardens make this plantation - very special and very beautiful. They completely make up for the house not being very impressive at all. We got a special Camelia tour with the person who oversees the entire plantation, but apparently it's an infrequent occurrence, but make sure to ask if they're giving the Camelia tour because it was an awesome... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was hesitant to drive all the way out from downtown but I was not disappointed. First, I will say that this is not your picturesque southern plantation home so if you are looking for that look elsewhere. But this is a great retreat. There are tons of beautiful gardens and trails to explore. Great for couples of any age... More 

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Waconia, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great time at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens - was a bit chilly, but it was still a great visit. I would like to go back in the spring to see it in full bloom and green. The 'zoo' is an experience - you are in an enclosure with some loose animals, the deer ate half of my gift... More 

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the prettiest places I've seen. The main house is gorgeous, although the tour guide wasn't too keen on answering all our questions. The gardens are magnificent, make sure you walk the entire grounds! I loved that everything was so natural and not overly manicured. Everything tour costs a different fee so it adds up quickly....just make... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't enjoy giving bad reviews. When I go on a trip, I can't wait to learn about new places, to meet and talk with interesting people, and to discover the best that each destination has to offer. Unfortunately, the majority of the staff at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens left me with very little to praise. The day my friends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was beautiful. So much to see, so little time. Great for weddings amd events. The vegetation is lush. The staff was amazing and the tour of the grounds were great.

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There was a house on the property, but this plantation didn't give us the feeling of the same experience from our last vacation in SC with a plantation visit. However, the gardens and grounds here were nice, and it was a good place to walk around. There was a section where kids could go in and feed some animals (deer,... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This an example of a southern plantation. Good video narrative of the history of the house replica of 1860-1930 southern living, and cultivated gardens, electric train ride to see the old rice paddies, including basking alligators, and a petting zoo. Good for the whole family

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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Magnolia is a great place at all times of the year. In the spring there are nesting herons and egrets in the Audubon Swamp walk along with azaleas. In the winter the camellias are in bloom.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We always wanted a fairytale wedding. And we found it at Magnolia Plantation! I new about it from living in Charleston for a year. When we got engaged...my fiancé and I visited some of the plantations in the area. Magnolia offered more of what we were looking for. The carriage house was what sold us. It's gorgeous! Not to mention... More 

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