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

We visited here for the first time with our family in town. A beautiful place by far one of the best plantation and gardens in Charleston. We enjoyed the boat tour and got to see Brutus the big 13' ft alligator. Great place to enjoy...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First place we went to on our trip to Charleston. Home has many furnishings and antiques that are not original, but allows your imagination to consider how living on a rice plantation may have been. Our tour guide was a former teacher, and was well...More

1  Thank laci729
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is not your typical garden. It is more of a forest which you take a stroll thru. Not much variety of flowers. If you keep high expectations for this place than they will be dashed. Grounds are well kept. Staff seemed liked they are...More

1  Thank bhargavipl
Reviewed 3 days ago

All staff were knowledgeable and helpful. John went the extra mile for us with the Cabin tour and took us to the huge Live Oak on the property. We got the all inclusive pass and enjoyed all of the tours. If you've been through mansions...More

Thank Belinda C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped on our way from Charlestown to Savannah. The grounds were amazing and the house guide provided lots of great info. We also did a boat tour. Colby was both informative and funny. We saw lots of birds and alligators which really added to...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 4 days ago

I wasn't expecting Biltmore Estate quality from the gardens, but I guess I did assume they would be a little better kept and organized than they were. It was difficult to follow the path you were supposed to stay on while enjoying the walk. We...More

Thank ccg001
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went there in an Uber and no one would pick us up at the end! It was just horrible to be stranded in the middle of no where! Loved the trees and peacock but nothing else was really opened and it was scary to...More

1  Thank elizabethfC1476KT
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a good family getaway. You pay a rate to get on to the plantation and a separate rate for each attraction on the plantation. There is too much to see comfortably in one day if you try to get a pas for everything....More

2  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely, amazing gardens and beautiful views of the Ashley river. The family house is interesting, if not the antebellum mansion one might expect.

1  Thank DLouPa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to visit! Even though many of the plants were not in bloom it was still a great place to visit. We did the tours which cost extra but they were worthwhile. The slave houses and the dedication of these families to...More

4  Thank Cindy R
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14 August 2017|
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Response from mystic-kat | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the tours you take. There are several options. We only did the exterior garden walk. We spent about three hours. However, it was really hot that day. So we may have lingered had it not been so hot. Also, they... More
8 July 2017|
Response from Tyra C | Reviewed this property |
Not really but the spanish moss on the trees are beautiful.
3 May 2017|
Response from Brittany D | Reviewed this property |
I didn't come across any uber cars, but they did have plenty of buses. Since you are staying downtown though definitely plan on walking to your nearby destinations because everything is close by. Hope that helps!