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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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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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southern charm

great plantation, lots of information, great nature ride thru the trails, nice gardens that unfortuanately, we came in late may after most of the spring flowers had already come... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Canton, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

great plantation, lots of information, great nature ride thru the trails, nice gardens that unfortuanately, we came in late may after most of the spring flowers had already come and gone hot in may...go earlier in the year

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

What a surprise treat this was. The drive approaching the plantation has an archway of trees overhead giving the feeling of driving through a gorgeous nature-tunnel. Inside the plantation, the combination of "wild" trees and manicured hydrangeas, gardenia, and countless small flowers makes for a lovely combo. Don't miss the bamboo forest, which feels like a slightly smaller version of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The good: The boat ride was awesome. Dick the snake man gave lots of good information and afterwards he even showed us all his snake skins. The gardens were well maintained and provided hours of entertainment. The grounds were genuinely beautiful and the audobon swamp garden was pretty neat. There was lots of wildlife including birds, alligators, and turtles. The... More 

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Hazelton, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Spent the day Sunday at Magnolia Plantation. Enjoyed the gardens which I toured at a leisurely pace. Took the plantation house tour and the slave cabin tour which both were filled with history. If you enjoy history I would recommend both tours. Tour guides were exceptional.

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Yoxall, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Magnolia Plantation on May 17th knowing that the magnolia blossoms would be past their best but having had assurances that there would still be some in flower and that there would still be plenty colour and interest in the extensive gardens. This was not the case and even the azalea collection was withered and finished yet others scattered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

First visit to the plantation just outside of Charleston today. It was well worth the trip. Admission is $15 and that gets you into the garden, conservatory and petting zoo. This place was just gorgeous. Take your time and a bottle of water and spend hours looking at the plants and flowers.

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Brick
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to spend the day. We took the train ride and the boat ride and toured the house. You can spend days walking the paths if you want to. Also had a tasty lunch at the Peacock Café. The petting zoo was fun too. Great for kids.

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The property is a beautiful, Southern landscape. Gorgeous old moss-covered trees, on a slow moving river, so many garden pathways with statues scattered around, it is a beautiful place to visit. The house has a great history with a story to tell. Don't expect anything lavish, it is not.

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice plantation to visit. The gardens are nice and you can stroll through a very large area. The house tour and others are at additional cost. We only took the house tour along with the general admission. /the house tour was good and gave a great story of the family that has owned this property for... More 

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Byron, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We were originally supposed to have gone here a few years back with another couple. Didn't make it then but sure glad we went this time. So many different things to see and do. We toured Drayton hall before and this was much better. Loved the gardens and the boat ride. Great tour guides and very friendly and helpful. Had... More 

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