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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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Address: 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
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+1 843-571-1266
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08:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:30
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South Carolina's Most Visited Plantation and Gardens. National Registry of...

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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Lovely plantation.

Beautiful house and gardens. It would be better not in winter! However recommend the nature train and house tour. Cafe had some nice food but no indoor area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful house and gardens. It would be better not in winter! However recommend the nature train and house tour. Cafe had some nice food but no indoor area.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

They claim to have bicycle paths around the area but there are also these tour trains which stop and block the trails. In addition, I see some of the workers or perhaps the owners drive cars along the trail also.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to see it all but the train and boat were either full, done for the day or unavailable (I'm not really clear as to which it was). I wish we had been able to see the From Slavery to Freedom Tour but the House tour time didn't work - I would have preferred the former though. The garden... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The house and gardens were absolutely beautiful. Visitors can easily spend hours or a full day at the plantation. I believe the only tour that was not open during the winter, was the river boat. The admission is $15 with additional payment for each of the tours. The historical video, house, and small maze are must does and the swamps... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The plant selection, variety and history of the place make this a truly worthwhile stop. The camellia forest was in bloom in December despite the cold and was lovely on a gloomy, grey day. There are several different garden styles and habitats for lots of variety. Some roses, rhodos and the Japanese Almond were in bloom and the Nandina was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Atmospheric and not over-restored, with camellias in bloom and beautiful views even in January. Our house tour guide, Ric, did a great job bringing to life the family and lifestyle at the main house, and it's amazing(and unusual) that the plantation is still in the same family after many generations. You can watch a rich variety of waterfowl diving for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful place to visit and particularly tranquil during December when we were there. The Demonstrations and guided tours were interesting and informative. Gardens and landscaping were beautiful. Restaurant had a good choice of meals and the food was excellent.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all the snack shop was terrible. They ran out of all salads, all sandwiches and only had hot dogs available. Secondly, everything cost money or was closed. The entrance fee was $15. The boat tour was closed. The self walking swamp tour was $8. The house tour was extra. The waters edge was pretty. There was a small... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've viewed many historic houses and gardens on our travels. I would not visit this location for a lot of history -- the main interpretation is that the family has held on to the property since the 1700s. However, the house docent was very brusque and abrupt when presenting, and honestly seemed to resent questions. We could have done just... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant countryside, about 15 dollars a person to visit, would not go back as they charge for everything. Bit overpriced for Winter season to be fair

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