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Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston provided by Adventure Sightseeing

Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20-07-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-07-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The biggest reason Charleston visitors skip a visit to Magnolia Plantation is because of transportation logistics—an excuse this tour easily solves. Travel directly from downtown Charleston to Magnolia Plantation, and then tour the grounds. Your entrance fee is covered, too, so you can get straight to seeing the historic house and grounds.
  • Guided tour of Magnolia Plantation grounds and house
  • Transportation from downtown Charleston solves transport logistics
  • Glean insight into the area’s rich history from your guide
  • Entrance fee is already included so you don’t have any extra expenses
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Charleston Visitors Center, right in the middle of historic downtown Charleston. Board an air-conditioned coach and enjoy views of the rolling Lowcountry landscape as you make the 45-minute drive to Magnolia Plantation, one of the oldest plantations in the South. When you reach the plantation, head right past the entrance gate—the entrance fee is already accounted for in the tour price. Then, board a tram for a narrated 45-minute ride through the grounds: see slave cabins, swamps, and rice fields. Next, take a guided walk through the garden, before finally heading to the Drayton Plantation for a tour of the grand historic home. Tour concludes with drop-off at your original starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Admission to Magnolia Plantation in Charleston
  • 45-Minute Narrated Nature Tram Ride through the Audubon Swamp Gardens
  • 30-Minute Tour of Magnolia Plantation Historic Home
  • Round-Trip Transportation Aboard Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Professional Guide
  • Enjoy a guided walk through America's last large scale Romantic Garden
  • See wildlife such as alligators, egrets, herons, and turtles on the nearly 600 acre plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour is not recommended for children under 3 years old.
  • Drinks are available for purchase at the Magnolia Plantation
  • Cannot accommodate wheelchairs, but we can accommodate those with limited mobility if they can be assisted by a companion.
  • No pets. Service animals are allowed.
  • Dress code is casual
  • Please Arrive 15-Minutes before departure time
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Michelle T wrote a review Feb. 15
Maryland21 contributions4 helpful votes
Our tour guide did a good job giving us the history of Chaleston and Magnolia. The Garden is beautiful.
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Date of experience: February 2021
BigSur707 wrote a review Dec. 2020
Paris, France309 contributions151 helpful votes
About 15 minutes driving from the historic district of Charleston. The setting is quite beautiful. Big property with extensive grounds, which juxtaposes the river and various swamps. We visited in November which was fine, but I imagine that it must be very hot and mosquito
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Date of experience: November 2020
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James C Price wrote a review Nov. 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I found the whole experience to be a bit disappointing but maybe my expectations were not as they should have been. Our walking tour of the "gardens" in particularly disappointing as I found it impossible to determine where the "gardens" began and the natural forestation ended
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jasmine Tsai Drobnicki wrote a review Oct. 2020
3 contributions
I liked that it gave me a tour to know what to look for but also to give me some free time for myself to explore
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Date of experience: October 2020
Michelle H wrote a review Oct. 2020
3 contributions
Our guide, Alan, was extremely knowledgeable and you can tell he enjoys what he does. The plantation is breathless. I need another day - or 2 - to take it all in. Highly recommend this tour, this company and Alan!
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Nice tour
Good overview of Charleston with an emphasis on history. I learned some interesting facts about the city. Shawn the
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Great overview
I over this tour. It was a great overview of the city all from the comfort of a small bus. Shawn was the best tour
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Charleston Bus Tour
LOVED the tour! Our guide, Alan, was very knowledgeable and you can tell he really loves history/his job. It was wo
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Scheduled a tour in February 2021. Wonderful tour! Alan was punctual, witty, informative and a wealth of knowledge.
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Very informative tour
We had a little trouble finding the exact pick up location. But our guide called me and guided us to him even thoug
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Great all city tour
My family and I took this tour and had a wonderful time. We learned so much about the city of Charleston history i
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Loud and missed
The driver was way too loud. Had to stuff kleenex in our ears. This is after we requested he turn the volume down
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awesome adventure
we booked with Adventure Sightseeing Tour for the first time to go to Magnolia Plantation in Charleston. we were pr
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Initially disappointing but worth it
1) you can drive out to this working plantation from Charleston and enter for $23/person. 2) The plantation is auth
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Magnolia Plantation
Great service. Allen our tour guide/driver was informative and nice. We were lucky and only our group was in the
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Charleston tour
Very friendly, interesting and nice experience. I strongly recommend in order to better know Charleston’s story
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Great day out!
We had a great time with Shawn today at Magnolia Plantation. He was knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommend!
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Worthwhile Bus Tour
Touring in a bus is difficult because you can't see everything. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and we enjoye
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Would go again in a heartbeat!
Visiting Boone Hall Plantation allowed us to enjoy a beautiful day outside, see places some of our favorite movies
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Awesome tour
Our tour guide was so awesome! We had such an informational ride and he adapted the tour and made a connection to w
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