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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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South Carolina's Most Visited Plantation and Gardens. National Registry of Historic Places. Ancient Oak Avenue. Tours full of History. World Famous Gardens of the 19th Century "Romantic Style". Selected by Travel + Leisure (2014) as the only South...more
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
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Reviewed today

Had a great visit though could have been there much longer, given the size of the site. Also think about which of the 4 add-on tours to the basic gardens ticket that you want. Really recommend the slave accomodation tour as it was a great...More

Thank Douglas R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You should plan on 5-6 hours or more for your visit. The house is still owned by descendants of the Drayton family. The house tour was great but the gardens were excellent. It’s also one of the few plantations that do a fantastic slavery house...More

Thank lmikester
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thanks to your guides like Joe a hint of the terrible reality for plantation slaves is all around you. Unbelievable that, in parts of the world such bestial brutality still goes on. All should attend museums such as this if we are to attempt to...More

Thank Colin L
Reviewed yesterday

This tour is full of history, they offer a brief video in an air-conditioned room before the tour. They have four tours you can do them all or pick which ones you prefer, we only had time for the Nature Train Tour. We enjoyed the...More

Thank sunrisez
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went there for a walk in late August. Very hot and humid but it was well worth it. Just make sure to bring water to drink. Saw some gators and snakes and lots of nice birds in the gardens. I'll be back for sure.

Thank Rambam48
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had never been to a plantation before, so I have nothing to which to compare this review. We went after a very soggy week of rains, so it was quite muddy and we did not want to explore the gardens too much. The property...More

Thank tclark62
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Audobon tour was very nice. I liked the peacocks walking around the property.The exhibit of the slave quarters was nice. The house itself was not that impressive,

Thank Rhonda T
Reviewed 3 days ago

I wish I could give Magnolia Plantation more than a one-star rating as a wedding venue, but after our recent experience with the property and its staff, I believe even that rating is too high. Here is what occurred during my daughter’s June wedding and...More

1  Thank cap334
Reviewed 3 days ago

For the Magnolia Plantation, we chose a Gray Line tour. This simply transported us from downtown Charleston (Visitors Center) to the plantation. Scott was our driver and prepared us well as he drove us there. He shared fascinating stories of the past and offered great...More

1  Thank Scott H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had 2 tours, the nature train with an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable about the plantation and the animals that made there home in the ponds. The house tour was informative. we took a self guided tour of the lovely gardens and we...More

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Neil G
4 September 2018|
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Response from ax11111111 | Reviewed this property |
when we were there no queue to get in and lots of space in the carpark. t to pick a good day fr the wether so you have a nice trip-most things are outside.
7 May 2018|
Response from FNPinKnox |
We had our 4 year old niece, they have an awesome petting zoo!
1 May 2018|
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Response from Theresa S | Reviewed this property |
There is a small food stand but not a restaurant to sit down in.