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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
+1 843-571-1266
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Beautiful Garden

We enjoyed the gardens and the gift shop was really cool. They are very friendly. It was hot but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Crista C
via mobile
Weekend in Charleston

Went to this plantation with family, took the house tour , which our guide Sue was great , she gave... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lisa s
Orlando, Florida
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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!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“petting zoo” (563 reviews)
“swamp tour” (293 reviews)
“tram tour” (253 reviews)
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
+1 843-571-1266
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed the gardens and the gift shop was really cool. They are very friendly. It was hot but worth the trip.

Thank Crista C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to this plantation with family, took the house tour , which our guide Sue was great , she gave us a lot of history on the house and the plantation then we strolled though the gardens and walked around the estate which was nice....More

1  Thank lisa s
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I spent 3.5 hours here, but could have made a day of it! Beautiful grounds, rich history. Only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 - was I thought the admission fee of $20 was high when you have to pay $8 for each...More

1  Thank Gina7515
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This garden was beautiful with a lot of winding and twisting paths. You could feel close to nature with all the bugs, birds, and creatures in the garden. They had a maze and a watch tower in the garden. The reason for the only 4/5...More

Thank Brooke13Aster
Reviewed yesterday

Be sure to go to Audubon Swamp. I would recommend going there first. Gets hot and humid early. Gardens are beautiful. Follow the map so you don't miss out on anything.

Thank Michelle8962
Reviewed 2 days ago

In late June of 2017 this was a bust. It costs $20/person to get into the grounds. That only entitles you to see the gardens--and ALMOST NOTHING was in bloom. It was a bunch of green bushes and trees. They REQUIRE you PAY EXTRA to...More

Thank chucksubscribe
Reviewed 2 days ago

We purchased tickets on groupon, but they were just for the gardens, we walked around till be came to the plantation house and then called it quits, again, so hot and humid, but walked in the shade along the Ashley River. Beautiful home, bathrooms available...More

1  Thank 2014DivaKathy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a knowledgeable tour guide in Scott. He really made us love this family of 12 generations and this property. It's one of the nicest we've seen with a feeling of being lived in by people who loved the house. The nature tram ride was...More

1  Thank CranPat
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting Magnolia Plantation was truly beautiful. Filled with rich history, you need a few hours on a your first trip. Charleston is incredibly hot and humid in July so it will be a much more pleasant visit if you travel here in spring and fall...More

1  Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I toured the home and gardens in May. It was a beautiful time to be there as there were still some flowers in the gardens. The home's history is interesting and the guide did a wonderful job explaining it. The walk through...More

Thank dad2trkloves2travel
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We will be staying in downtown Charleston and won't have a car. Is it possible to über here?
3 May 2017|
Response from Brittany D | Reviewed this property |
I didn't come across any uber cars, but they did have plenty of buses. Since you are staying downtown though definitely plan on walking to your nearby destinations because everything is close by. Hope that helps!
First time visitors to Charleston. MY husband can't walk for 5 hours. Which plantation is a must?
2 April 2017|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am late in responding to your question. If I am not too late... We have several nice plantations. However, for me it depends on the accessibility of the grounds since I am using a scooter. If this is not a problem... More
Will you be open on Easter, 4/16/17?
30 March 2017|
Response from Michaelkasperski | Reviewed this property |
I don't work there I was a customer