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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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If you want Tara and Antebellum mansions, not for you

The history of Magnolia Plantation and the stories of the people who owned it are more important than the remaining architecture or the gardens. If you want world-class gardens... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Brooksville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It was a ok place to visit. I think it was over priced. You have to pay to just get in and walk around and then you pay to see the inside of the home or anything else you want to do.

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Beautiful house and grounds and includes a small zoo. The boat tour on the Ashley River is a must. The guide/captain was very informative w/regard to the history of the plantation and the region.

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Summerton, South Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I love this place more than any other "gardens" experience--and I have been to them all. The gardens are more romantic and there is more to do and there are places to escape the crowds.

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Charleston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The history of Magnolia Plantation and the stories of the people who owned it are more important than the remaining architecture or the gardens. If you want world-class gardens, go to Middleton Place. The Magnolia tour is really for history buffs. So many of the South's mansions were burned to the ground by natural causes, kitchen fires, Brits, General Sherman... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Lovely site. They offer various tours. We took an interesting and detailed tour of the history of the house and plantation. We also took the tour of the river which was somewhat disappointing. Petting zoo would be interesting for children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful property with interesting gardens! We've visited this plantation 2 times so far and enjoyed it even more the second time we went. We did the nature boat tour and the swamp tour, both are highly recommended!

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Christiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful gardens. The house is ok not what I was expecting. Can't say enough about the grounds tho. We saw an alligator and peacocks. The walk thru the gardens was just gorgeous and peaceful.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were really looking forward to this, but it was just okay. The tour of the slave quarters and the house were interesting, not sure it was worth the extra money. The most disappointing was the "gardens". I was hoping for more flowers, but really it was just greenery. Maybe it was due to the time of year, but still... More 

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Chuluota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Had the chance to visit on a very hot day. Still enjoyed the tram ride, the cabins and sitting in the shade near the petting zoo. I'm from Orlando and ran into someone I knew!

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charleston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

So much so I was married here 💜💛💚💙 Peacocks. Petting zoo. Flowers in bloom year round. Audubon swamp. True Charleston memories are made here.

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Additional Information about Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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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