With the holidays in full swing we were in Charleston between Christmas and New Years so I was hoping and expecting to see the plantation house and the bridges as I had seen in pictures decked out, but that was not to be the case. There were a few poinsettias in the home, but not a single green or bough on the home or the bridges. Yes, were are aware that this is not the most impressive time for the flowers, but really it was unimpressive at best. Yes, the grounds are gorgeous in their enormity and you can walk for miles, but you won't get to see the beauty in December. The slave cabins are interesting, but the tour isn't really worth it--you see one one room cabin with a fireplace you've seen them all. I would recommend this in the srping/summer/fall, but in the winter it's a waste.