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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
+1 843-571-1266
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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 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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  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“petting zoo” (648 reviews)
“swamp tour” (324 reviews)
“house tour” (1,041 reviews)
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cool place, we toured the gardens. Took a house tour. Saw lots of alligators. Saw the blacksmith shop. Saw lots of animals. It was well keep and real beautiful

Thank Andrew A
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Reviewed yesterday

I was amazed by the scope of the gardens. I really loved the swamp tour with the rookery. That was truly the highlight of the trip. I scored a groupon promotion so it was also good for the following day and I took advantage of...More

Thank Jean M
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Reviewed yesterday

Great spot to bring friends and family from out of town as they're always open! Though it's hot during the summer, it is the best time to go as most of the flowers are in bloom from May-August. The boat ride to view the rice...More

Thank Margo W
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Reviewed yesterday

I really enjoyed every part of our tour. We walked through the magnificent gardens, had a nice tour of the home, and really enjoyed the wagon tour through the grounds. The gift shop is nice, but pricey. We shared a sandwich at the food area...More

Thank Jeannie P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The gardens were so nice to independently walk around in. We grabbed sangria from the cafe, walked right next to the peacocks, and enjoyed seeing all of the gardens and wildlife. I would highly recommend paying this beautiful plantation a visit and give yourself several...More

Thank southernsweetie2016
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Reviewed yesterday

The actual house is not that nice but the history is cool...and the location is great. The whole place just seems unkept and a little sad.

Thank terrycarlson2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The grounds are beautiful. We really enjoyed walking around for hours. We added the swamp self-tour and saw several small alligators, one even ran across our path right in front of us. After this we found ourselves ealkibv unprotected at swamp level and far from...More

Thank MaryNH
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour is phenomenal...take the train tour of the grounds...you WILL see lots of wildlife...the house is immaculate and just love the southern charm...stay away from the poison ivy!

Thank Tom R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a good time during this very interesting tour of the plantation & beautiful gardens. Tour guides were very knowable

Thank Cynthia J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So much beauty in the surrounding. So much to learn about our country and this region’s history, good and bad. We weren’t able to see everything because of the attention span of our little ones but we did do the tram and boat tours, the...More

Thank Jennakrusich
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teacher301
May 6, 2018|
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Response from FNPinKnox |
We had our 4 year old niece, they have an awesome petting zoo!
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Dixiewixie
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Cleovix | Reviewed this property |
It is more of a cafe. You can get soft drinks and tea and coffee. The food is sandwiches etc. There are plenty of outdoor places to sit also some sheltered seating.
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gmg21
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Cleovix | Reviewed this property |
We did both. It really depends on if you like to take photos in a peaceful setting, and if you don’t mind walking. Then definitely you will see more in the swamp. It is quiet and gives you more time to see things. If... More
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