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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
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the more beautiful plantations in South Carolina. Fantastic photography opportunities and lots of bridges, flowers and swamps. Worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jane S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Maybe the best thing about this plantation tour is that so much of it is dog friendly. The dog couldn't go in the petting zoo, of course, and he wasn't permitted to walk through the plantation house. But since he was small, they did allow...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank julie248
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must see. The flowering trees/plants were beautiful & huge trees. Lovely waterfront. Home tour was interesting but the grounds were the best part.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was thrilled to see all the blooming flowers in December. Camillas were so beautiful. Living in the Northeast I have never seen them before. And the beautiful turning autumn trees in December were lovely. I highly recommend the slavery tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank deej203
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens and home. Spent a nice afternoon admiring the beautiful camellias. Great to visit in the fall.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank rsmgonzalez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is incredible at blossom season but enjoyable all year round. I love the gator spotting on the swamp walk and the rookery during nesting season. There is always something new to see. Well worth it. Enjoy the garden and swamp walk and don't feel...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It could be because we visited in the autumn and there wasn’t a beautiful collage of flowers, or it could be because we didn’t do all the ‘add-ons’ ... made it quite expensive. Still a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t rate it as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I had one day (which I did), I would definitely throw this in there and get a real taste of Charleston history. This and an excellent ghost tour in Charleston can really get you the most out of a visit. The gardens were excellent,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Magnolia plantations and gardens is amazingly beautiful; however, since all tours are added on ($8 each)... It becomes expensive. While we enjoyed our time there, it is a one and done kind of place, though you can use your general gardens pass ($20) for a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michaela J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My party of 10 opted for the Slavery to Freedom your and the house tour. Our tour guide for the Slavery to Freedom tour was outstanding and gave us a great history of the time and the plantation’s relationship with their commerce. Unfortunately the house...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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September 3, 2018|
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Response from dbeckerpla | 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.