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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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Address: 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
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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Nice place to spend 1/2 day

He had just 90 minutes which wasn't enough and I fear my review might change if I'd seen more. The tours are fairly lengthy and leave at pre-set times. There are several tours to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
BobiTychynskiShimoda
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Oakville, Canada
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Seven Hills Ohio
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It may have been the time of year we visited as the Gardens were disappointing - nothing was flowering. The Staff was friendly and informative, but the house itself looks nothing like a Southern Plantation. The tram tour of the surrounding grounds was pleasant and informative.

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GETTYSBURG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I took the house tour and perused the magnificent gardens. The gentleman who gave the house tour shared so much history and knowledge about the house that you felt you knew the people personally. The gardens seemed to stretch endlessly around the property, there was a treat around every corner. My favorite were the bamboo gardens and... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

He had just 90 minutes which wasn't enough and I fear my review might change if I'd seen more. The tours are fairly lengthy and leave at pre-set times. There are several tours to chose from and each has a unique ticket price in addition to the plantation admission. We chose the nature tour which takes you on an open... More 

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Lancaster, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been before but I found a groupon so we decided to go again. We enjoyed walking the gardens. There really is a lot of walking so be prepared. If you like nature walks I would suggest doing the swamp "tour". We didn't do it the first time so we did this time and really enjoyed walking through. The... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

America's oldest public garden has much to offer any time of the year--plantation house, slave quarters, petting zoo, tram tours, boat tours, swamp tours, or just meandering around the many garden pathways. Owned and managed by 12 generations of the same family. We stuck to the tram and boat tours plus the petting zoo on this occasion and enjoyed them... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved going to the wedding here! Beautiful inside and out! Decorations and staff were great and they seemed to have everything go so smoothly!

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I ended up not getting the Groupon, as a lot of the activities weren't included. So I got 2 "all access" passes - total $94. But we were there the whole day. So we definitely got our money's worth. Our elderly dog - with stroller - had a blast!! We started with the 20 min movie & breakfast biscuits with... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The uncultivated part of the plantation was interesting to see. However we expected to see natural floral & habitat , Which wasn't the case- its a shame because you got the feel the it could be so much more. Disappointing.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The plantation is just beautiful and makes a great day trip. The gardens are extensive and stunning.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the short drive out of Charleston. Neither of us had ever seen a real plantation, although its not currently a working farm. When we arrived, we found the "menu" confusing. Everything was a la carte....the trolly, the mansion, the slave quarters...I would advise calling and getting a clear understanding of the prices. We had done that on our... More 

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