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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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Address: 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
Phone Number: +1 843-571-1266
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South Carolina's Most Visited Plantation and Gardens. National Registry of...

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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I learned a lot of the history of this plantation and the slaves who once inhabited it. It was also interesting to learn of the owners who are descendants of the original owners... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Shady Side, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For early December the gardens are beautiful. I want to see this in the spring. House tour very interesting. Will visit again

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I learned a lot of the history of this plantation and the slaves who once inhabited it. It was also interesting to learn of the owners who are descendants of the original owners. It is definitely a lot to see and I will be returning in the spring to enjoy the blooming plants throughout the massive garden.

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Jasper, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a day at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, A great way to spend a day in Charleston. We did the Nature train which was a excellent way to see the enormity of the plantation. We also got to see alligators. We did the house tour which was OK, could have given that a pass as I have been in... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I spent a day here and love it. Lots to see and do. They have some rides you can take around the property. A petting zoo, gift store, concessions, etc. Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this to be our favorite plantation tour in this area because of the tours offered with different perspectives of plantation life. The house tour gives a good background of the family who still owns this plantation and the varied uses of it since the late 1600's. The tour of the slave houses gives a good feel for what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took tour seen gators in water, many different birds, plants, & trees. Also seen old slave homes, and learned a lot of history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my time at Magnolia. After purchasing all the tours I wanted the staff told me it'd be about 4 hours. I really think I could have spent the whole day. It's beautiful and I definitely recommend the swamp tour!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice combination of guided tours (with lots of relevant information given by the guides) and walking on your own. Certainly worth a 3-4 hour visit. Some critical remarks: if you want to walk through the swamp garden you need to pay extra for which you get a pincode that opens the gate. However when you've finished the walk it turns... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no idea how much we would learn from going to The Magnolia Plantation. Allow at least 3-4 hours to do this activity. It was so informative and emotional to learn about slavery. I would highly recommend doing this if you are in Charleston.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit here. First time was the best! That was in May. Now November. Some camillas and azelias in bloom, not as spectacular as spring. We still enjoyed the plants, trees, Spanish moss, oaks, bamboo, decorative bridges. It's a calming place to stroll. At the boardwalk in the swamp, we enjoyed seeing the eyeballs of 2 alligators,... More 

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