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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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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...more
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
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Reviewed yesterday

We travelled to Charelston in the week after Hurricane Florence so found it very quiet. As a result we saw the Plantation with only a few others on the day we were there. It was lovely to wander through the gardens, even though in autumn...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is what I expect from the South. Everyone was friendly from the ticket agent that made a suggestion that would be best for the kids, to the tour guide that just seemed at home, friendly & knew the tour backward & forward. Saw all...More

Thank Ricky M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the Plantation and arrived about 9:30am (it opens at 9am) and we we're glad we did. We paid for the 10am House Tour along with the general admission. The House Tour was simply great. Our guide, Leslie, was extremely knowledgeable and had a...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While September is not exactly magnolia and azalea season, the serenity of the gardens, ponds, many bridges and historical placards make visiting any time of the year a delight. Meandering along the Ashley River and through the forest most enjoyable.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting shopping with goods made by local artisans. A good selection, and a great stop for tourists.

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Choose a cloudy day if visiting in the summer. Reserve tickets for the rice field tour- great for bird enthusiasts

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great visit though could have been there much longer, given the size of the site. Also think about which of the 4 add-on tours to the basic gardens ticket that you want. Really recommend the slave accomodation tour as it was a great...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You should plan on 5-6 hours or more for your visit. The house is still owned by descendants of the Drayton family. The house tour was great but the gardens were excellent. It’s also one of the few plantations that do a fantastic slavery house...More

Thank lmikester
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thanks to your guides like Joe a hint of the terrible reality for plantation slaves is all around you. Unbelievable that, in parts of the world such bestial brutality still goes on. All should attend museums such as this if we are to attempt to...More

Thank Colin L
Reviewed 5 days ago

This tour is full of history, they offer a brief video in an air-conditioned room before the tour. They have four tours you can do them all or pick which ones you prefer, we only had time for the Nature Train Tour. We enjoyed the...More

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Neil G
September 3, 2018|
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Response from ax11111111 | Reviewed this property |
when we were there no queue to get in and lots of space in the carpark. t to pick a good day fr the wether so you have a nice trip-most things are outside.
May 6, 2018|
Response from FNPinKnox |
We had our 4 year old niece, they have an awesome petting zoo!
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Theresa S | Reviewed this property |
There is a small food stand but not a restaurant to sit down in.