We took the city and the Magnolia Plantation and Garden tour. After traveling around the city and learning about the architecture, the history of the homes, and the history of Charleston were drove out to the Magnolia Plantation and toured there. We stopped at the Battery where you could see Fort Sumter and the USS Yorktown in the distance and take photographs. The tour guide was very knowledgable. The trip to Magnolia Plantation was exciting. As part of the tour we took a Nature tour. We drove around the plantation's property which included several small lakes and wooden areas. We saw blue herons, storks, yellow-bellied turtles, alligators, water fowl and a hawk. According to the guide, the plantation has several alligators that are between ten to fifteen feet in length (maybe longer). All the big ones have been named. We saw one basking in the sun along the water's edge. He was very large, my guess 12 to 15 feet. The tour of the house had original furniture and decorations. Slave quarters were also seen on the property, along with a schoolhouse and small zoo. Some of the flowers were in bloom in the garden. This was a worthwhile trip and very enjoyable.