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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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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“swamp tour” (296 reviews)
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
+1 843-571-1266
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Reviewed yesterday

Several alligators over 9 feet - that alone made it worth it. It was rainy the day we went but it kept away the crowds, the heat and the bugs. Although our boat tour was cancelled due to thunder, we had a great time on...More

1  Thank tosl
Reviewed yesterday

Lot's to do here. My two favorite activities are the boat ride in the rice fields and the walk along the Audubon Society path. Very cool and lot's of gators!

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed yesterday

there are luscious gardens you can spend hours strolling through. There's a really neat historic hame going back centuries. There is a pontoon boat excursion where you see alligators, swamp birds and listen to the "jokes" of the guide. Other things to see are the...More

1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed touring Magnolia Gardens. The self guided walking tour of the gardens was well laid out. It provided great photo opportunities. Would be a great place to take senior photos.

Thank mystic-kat
Reviewed 2 days ago

This plantation is very beautiful. The gardens and tours are definitely worth a visit, but this is privately owned so it is one of the more expensive plantations to visit. We took a tour of the house, which has antique furnishings from the family and...More

1  Thank jwilde787
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful property! We did the house tour and the boat tour. Coby was our boat tour guide and he was fabulous. Not only was he funny- but he was so well educated on the habitat!!! Highly recommend!

2  Thank Jenna G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I loved Magnolia Plantations. It is a beautiful place and you can easily spend all day there just taking pictures. There are alligators running around but they stay by the water or in the water. We actually took a boat tour which...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited another plantation for the history aspect, so we solely visited here for the gardens and water tours. We went on the boat tour and saw some great birds and a few crocodiles. The gardens were gorgeous and a must see if you are...More

Thank Heather5911
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. The grounds are astounding. The history is very rich! We plan to come back to do the guided tour.

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you go with kids, here are some tips. We went in the begin of July, and the weather was very humid and hot. Take mosquitos repellent and sunscreen. Bring more water and some snacks for your little ones. We ended up spending 2x$20 per...More

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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!
1 April 2017|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am late in responding to your question. If I am not too late... We have several nice plantations. However, for me it depends on the accessibility of the grounds since I am using a scooter. If this is not a problem... More