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Magnolia Plantation Tour with Transportation from Charleston provided by Adventure Sightseeing

Magnolia Plantation Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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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.
  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour is not recommended for children under 3 years old.
  • Drinks are available for purchase at the Magnolia Plantation
  • Cannot accommodate wheelchairs, but we can accommodate those with limited mobility if they can be assisted by a companion.
  • No pets. Service animals are allowed.
  • Dress code is casual
  • Please Arrive 15-Minutes before departure time
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Sue R wrote a review Mar 2020
Dorr, Michigan29 contributions7 helpful votes
We toured 3/20/2020. Trip advisor states not available (probably due to Corona virus) but we were able to tour the grounds. The azaleas were in full bloom so the grounds were gorgeous. Definitely a great day!
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VWylie wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York3 contributions1 helpful vote
Alan was awesome! He’s very funny and knowledgeable and we got to see the gorgeous Magnolia plantation (from the house tour and the gorgeous gardens to the tram tour which was full of gator-sightings- I don’t know which part was best!) as well as historic downtown Charleston!
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Date of experience: March 2020
The Beyers wrote a review Mar 2020
Kissimmee, Florida3 contributions
Magnolia Plantation was a fun excursion...the grounds & gardens were beautiful. The house tour wasn't as extensive as had hoped. Our tour driver, Shawn was great...full of info about the area & Drayton descendants. A little pricey though.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Michelle wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was a great experience! Our guide was on time, eager to meet all of our needs and had a great background of not just the plantation, but the history of Charleston. I would recommend this to anyone who would appreciate the guided tour (aka knowledge of the home, gardens and
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Date of experience: March 2020
Jennifer W wrote a review Mar 2020
Jefferson, Iowa, United States1 contribution
Shawn, our tour guide was great and gave us a lot of interesting information on the way to the plantation. We were a bit disappointed in the plantation. It was basically just a lot of overgrown trees, the house wasn’t very impressive, and the whole place seemed a bit run down. I
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Date of experience: March 2020
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