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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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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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Love seeing the plantations of the south. The history of Magnolia really dates way back before Civil War times. The tour of the house is good and goes into the history of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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West Deptford, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the Magnolia Plantation and took the Nature Tram. The conductor made it so very interesting. He gave the group lots of information before the tour. He also pointed out lots of interesting sites on the way. After the tram tour, there was a Valentines Chocolate Walk which consisted of visiting a tent for 8 different countries for sample... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Plantation has it all, history,beauty,animals,and tours! It's value is the best of the three main plantations in Charleston!

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VERMONT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a warm February morning exploring the gardens and wildlife filled swamp area. The gardens are very well maintained, although I could have skipped the fumes of the golf cart with fertilizer/insecticide that I shared one trail with. I walked to the Audubon Garden Swamp and was enthralled by the Heron Rookery, White and Glossy Ibis, numerous warblers, ducks and... More 

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Columbus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love seeing the plantations of the south. The history of Magnolia really dates way back before Civil War times. The tour of the house is good and goes into the history of the family and the property. The gardens are beautiful and were really coming into spring...camilla bushes all over the place in full bloom in addition to many bulbs....spring... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the first plantation we saw so set a very high standard for the rest! It was a real history lesson and one of the best things we saw on our trip! The tours were very interesting and the place is beautiful! A MUST SEE in Charleston for sure!

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Magnolia Plantation and were reallyimpressed. I love Southern Plantaion homes and this one just has that sweet southern charm. Its about a 20 min drive from Charleston.Entrance fee determines what you would like to see and do at the property. They will go over the options with you at the ticket kiosk. There is plenty of free parking.... More 

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We happened to visit the Magnolia Gardens on the weekend prior to Valentines Day. They set up stations throughout the gardens representing different countries (Ireland, Mexico, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, France) and served chocolates from the 7 different countries. It was such a lovely experience to enjoy the garden and then just come upon one of these stations and trying... More 

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Lincoln Park, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens gives the uninitiated a leisurely opportunity to explore a classic southern mansion and plantation. If you've only seen one in the movies, your attitude will be magnified when you visit this place in person. The grounds, immaculately manicured and preserved, serve as a docent to a past generally immortalized in classic film.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are a number of wonderful old historic plantations one after another along this highway leading out of town .... Most are going to take a fairly small entry fee for you or your car. In Feb the crowds aren't as thick, and so parking was a breeze, and the day was picture perfect for a good walk about around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful attraction! From out of town, you must see. Even in February, it is breath taking. Parking was also easy.

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