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Itinerary
Meet your guide at the Charleston Visitors Center, right in the middle of historic downtown Charleston. Board an air-conditioned coach and enjoy views of the rolling Lowcountry landscape as you make the 45-minute drive to Magnolia Plantation, one of the oldest plantations in the South.

When you reach the plantation, head right past the entrance gate—the entrance fee is already accounted for in the tour price. Then, board a tram for a narrated 45-minute ride through the grounds: see slave cabins, swamps, and rice fields. Next, take a guided walk through the garden, before finally heading to the Drayton Plantation for a tour of the grand historic home.

Tour concludes with drop-off at your original starting point.
Locations visited
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Adventure Sightseeing
Overview
The biggest reason Charleston visitors skip a visit to Magnolia Plantation is because of transportation logistics—an excuse this tour easily solves. Travel directly from downtown Charleston to Magnolia Plantation, and then tour the grounds. Your entrance fee is covered, too, so you can get straight to seeing the historic house and grounds.
Highlights
  • Guided tour of Magnolia Plantation grounds and house
  • Transportation from downtown Charleston solves transport logistics
  • Glean insight into the area’s rich history from your guide
  • Entrance fee is already included so you don’t have any extra expenses
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome but without transportation

We drove ourselves there but I couldn't just find the plantation without the transportation here on TripAdvisor so posting this review here. This is a 500 acre ex-plantation in South Carolina. The grounds are absolutley beautiful and chalk full of history. We were there for...More

4  Thank RLHINCA
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Beautiful morning and tour

Such an incredible morning of history, wildlife and beautiful scenery. We made the plan to get here early in the morning to beat the heat, humidity and crowds. Glad we did and it was a good move. Only had two other people on the tram...More

5  Thank Don S
Reviewed 4 July 2018
Nice Place

We took a tour to the Plantation with Adventure Tours. Our guide was great. I can't remember, but I think her name was Veronica. She was very informative. The Plantation was beautiful. We couldn't believe how gorgeous the grounds were. We enjoyed our visit very...More

3  Thank JerseyGirl5503
Reviewed 25 June 2018
Trip to plantation

It was very interesting and beautiful. Staff were extremely pleasant. We took tram car around the plantation it was a great tour!

Thank rochellemorello
Reviewed 22 June 2018
Organized, Informational Tour

I went to the Magnolia Plantation with my husband on our honeymoon and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to come back with my Mom and Aunt. We booked the 5 hour tour with full transportation this time and we did not regret it....More

2  Thank JessicaS627
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My mother and i did a tour through viator and it was 144.20 for both but it included pick up and drop off from downtown as well as the tour of the house, the 45 minute tram tour through the swamp and a guided tour of the... More
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