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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
+1 843-571-1266
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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 Carolina garden deemed one of "America's Most Beautiful Gardens". Reconstruction Period Plantation Home Tour. Award Winning Slave Cabin Tour. Very popular Nature-Train Tour. Rice Field Boat Tour. Family Oriented. Petting Zoo and Nature Center. Audubon Swamp Self-Guided Tour. Amazing Nesting Rookery. If you have only one Plantation to see, don't miss us!
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  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“swamp tour” (310 reviews)
“tram tour” (276 reviews)
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
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"petting zoo"
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"swamp tour"
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"tram tour"
in 276 reviews
"house tour"
in 981 reviews
"nature train"
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"slave cabins"
in 226 reviews
"swamp walk"
in 120 reviews
"basic admission"
in 87 reviews
"swamp garden"
in 149 reviews
"general admission"
in 152 reviews
"full bloom"
in 120 reviews
"rice fields"
in 99 reviews
"drayton family"
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"ashley river"
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"gift shop"
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"spanish moss"
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"the main house"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A truly beautiful place. Probably not a good place to bring a cat in the summer due to Alligator population

Thank slapyalipstoday
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

$25 each to get in, then it's pay pay pay if you want to see in the house, or take a tour. It's still winter so we didn't expect much out of the gardens, the basement of the house is a gift shop and we...More

Thank Rick J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and i visited this plantation on our anniversary trip. We were not disappointed. The live oak tree drive was even better than i imagined. The history here was just fantastic. Take the time to go in each of the slave cabins. Each on...More

Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Didn’t have much time to fully explore and soak in all the history. Did go through the gardens. Beautiful in October. Would visit again to tour the house. Recommended.

Thank izzy82711
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'd written up a full review and the Trip Advisor site didn't complete it, so now it's going to be a lazy review: There are various things you can visit on the grounds of the plantation, so choose what interests you. The gardens are the...More

Thank BethanieKay
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just wanted to give a shout out to Vicki. We met her in the History Room after we took the house tour. The house tour was too crowded and the tour guide had limited effectiveness with his claustrophobia and truncated information --script and answer to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Magnolia Plantation is the oldest plantation in South Carolina continuously owned by the same family. They are on their 12 generation of owners, but the family descends from the 14 th generation in England. Truly magnificent history that is thoroughly researched and retold by knowledgeable...More

Thank DepthCharged
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a special place both environmentally and historically. There are no bones about its place in the evolution of the deep South. The family has embraced their past and have evolved into the future, hopefully preserving this magical piece of South Carolina

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a nice visit which included a walking tour of the gardens, ride-along through the "swamp" and guided tour of the house. Two out of three ain't bad, there were just too many people included in the house tour at one time to enjoy...More

Thank bbell98138
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great time walking the gardens and enjoyed a special event they were hosting called a Chocolate Walk. The gardens and plantation are lovely and the gift shop is very charming but I recommend saving your trip for mid-March or later once all...More

Thank Taylor H
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glmilburn
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Response from Castles124 | Reviewed this property |
We visited on November 24 and were not impressed by the flowers in bloom. However, there are beautiful areas (like bridges) that will be beautiful anytime you visit.
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