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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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