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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“petting zoo” (648 reviews)
“swamp tour” (324 reviews)
“house tour” (1,041 reviews)
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
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+1 843-571-1266
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Reviewed today

$20 gets you into the gardens, which have cultivated wildness juxtaposed with classic images such as the white bridge and the avenue of oaks. It is a pretty peaceful vibe, although one could be forgiven for wishing there was a bit more for that $20....More

Thank Meghan K
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Reviewed today

This was a great day out, we got the gray line tour from our hotel pick up. Was fantastic the tour around the plantation was great, gardens beautiful and great house was great, tour guides were brilliant.

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Reviewed yesterday

The gardens were spectacular and the home was lovely. We loved the history and all of the walks within the grounds.

Thank wildcatmomKansasCity
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Reviewed yesterday

From the drive up to the plantation, the tour through the plantation grounds and the house itself, everything was amazing. Sawe aligators, turtles, heron, egrets and so many beautiful plants. Watch out for poison ivy, however.

Thank Ann D
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Reviewed yesterday

We hadn't planned on going here, but we ran out of things to do on our last day of our trip, and we are so glad we did. The gardens are beautiful and the tram ride was a very good history lesson and we got...More

Thank Sally D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A visit to Magnolia Plantation & Gardens gives you one of the most comprehensive views of everything you imagine the South to be: a gracious plantation house supported by very knowledgeable docents who guide you through the history of the area through the lens of...More

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were expecting a plantation like in ‘Gone With the Wind’ but after paying $21 per person then $8 per person per tour it’s over-priced. We did the house tour which we all (4 of us) said it reminded us of my parents’ house. Everyone...More

Thank Elaine L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour in great for photography and very interesting for everyone who likes wildlife. The grounds were very well maintained and great photo oportunities. The house tour is full of interesting facts, the history of this plantation in very interesting. Recommend this for all ages

Thank kennedysjamdan
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am a history fan, and this place did not disappoint. Visit and learn about the old South. Walking trails, old gardens, and a nice sense of history.

Thank stephen m
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our shuttle driver was excellent. The house and gardens are beautiful. Our guide was very informative and friendly. This is a must do while in Charleston. This is one of, if not the only working plantation in the area.

Thank LWL6
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teacher301
May 6, 2018|
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Response from FNPinKnox |
We had our 4 year old niece, they have an awesome petting zoo!
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Dixiewixie
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Cleovix | Reviewed this property |
It is more of a cafe. You can get soft drinks and tea and coffee. The food is sandwiches etc. There are plenty of outdoor places to sit also some sheltered seating.
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gmg21
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Cleovix | Reviewed this property |
We did both. It really depends on if you like to take photos in a peaceful setting, and if you don’t mind walking. Then definitely you will see more in the swamp. It is quiet and gives you more time to see things. If... More
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