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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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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
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
+1 843-571-1266
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful! I would recommend the train, house and gardens.. we even saw peacocks .. the gift shop had beautiful items for purchase

Thank beargirl
Reviewed yesterday

Toured the home and garden. Fantastic. Great history. our tour was led by the curator and he was fantastic

Thank Buddy W
Reviewed yesterday

Visited Charleston for the first time and felt that the trip wouldn't be complete without touring a plantation. Magnolia was a good choice. Paid for entrance and a tour of the grounds as well as the house. Tour guides were engaging and knowledgeable. Came away...More

Thank mike c
Reviewed 2 days ago

Doesn't have the big mansion or "working plantation" feel of Middleton Place, but the gardens, "swamp", and history of the family are very interesting.

1  Thank Vintorix
Reviewed 2 days ago

Would have preferred a simpler property. This felt too much like a theme park, and is quite expensive You pay an entrance for the gardens, then there are add-ons for more depth The tour of the house itself was very crowded, and focussed too much...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You shouldn’t visit Charleston without taking a plantation tour and this one did not disappoint. We took the house tour and the Slavery to Freedom tour. While it seemed a bit pricey, after seeing the grounds and the care they are taking to preserve history,...More

Thank She-Clark72
Reviewed 3 days ago

Four friends from New York loved the tour of the Magnolia Plantation. Would definitely recommend to others.

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family has visited the Magnolia Plantation twice while in the Charleston area and loved it both times. For us, the house tour, boat tour, and swamp tour were highlights. If you want to bird and alligator watch, the swamp tour (plus, the swamp area...More

1  Thank TeenieD
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Magnolia Plantation & Gardens is a beautiful setting just a short drive from Charleston. There's lots of shady places to rest from the humidity and heat and appreciate all the beauty surrounding you. It is a tad expensive with a $20 base entrance fee...More

1  Thank Jean Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Magnolia Plantation is a short drive, like 20 minutes out of Charleston. You have the opportunity to step back in time and see how a forward thinking woman ran a home. How one of the homes was saved from being burned to the ground...More

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Response from chestslap | Reviewed this property |
If it’s a busy day like a holiday or weekend I would. If not then you’re probably ok. We didn’t and we were fine on the weekday we went. If you plan on doing a lot of the activities then make sure you get there early.
May 6, 2018|
Response from FNPinKnox |
We had our 4 year old niece, they have an awesome petting zoo!
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Theresa S | Reviewed this property |
There is a small food stand but not a restaurant to sit down in.