Ok, it's a little odd going as a tourist to an old plantation. You feel like you are walking on hallowed ground. If you can both acknowledge that and enjoy yourself, the gardens around the old house are pretty, but the real attraction is the Audubon Swamp. On a warm early Spring day in April we saw a good half dozen gators, dozens of turtles, and plenty of bird life. The nature trail will get your heart racing a bit - we were a mere few feet on foot from two different alligators during our walk. Having lived in the U.S. south my whole life, I can't remember even being so deep into nature so close to a major city. I hope more people don't go here - less to disturb the wildlife - but it should be a must-see attraction for visitors to Charleston wanting to see nature at its most beautiful.