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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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“petting zoo” (609 reviews)
“swamp tour” (309 reviews)
“tram tour” (273 reviews)
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3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414-7109
+1 843-571-1266
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Reviewed yesterday

Call the sales team to inquire about group rates for a team outing and had to call multiple times before getting an answer. Once I did get someone to answer, everything was abrupt. Definitely see a trend in the reviews of rudeness at this location....More

Thank Floridatourist17
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the natural garden. You can really connect with nature out there. Saw a Bald Eagle and many American Alligators. Traffic can be a problem during rush hour. Recommend going on Saturday or Sunday to avoid the gridlock.

Thank FSUMarley
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely plantation and gardens. Valerie was a great tour guide and Sharon was terrific as our guide on the train ride

Thank patticoleman2
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited 3 plantations and this was ok but felt like it was more of a tourist attraction than a preserved plantation. We did the house tour and the grounds. Our house tour guide made some unfortunate sexist comments which in these days is just...More

Thank Haswell4
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really lovely.it was a Good tour. Very southern and genteel. I learned a lot. I recommend it. Beautiful grounds

Thank shelynne
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a very enjoyable stop. I love plantation homes. This is one of the better homes I have toured. Our guide was knowledgeable. He made the tour interesting and enjoyable. We toured the house and you can pay for a guided tour of the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

You must tour with a guide and soak in the gardens, where the homes were originally located and visualize the lack of modern conveniences they lived without; Wow and the back braking work performed to be land owners and survive back then.

Thank Citadel62
Reviewed 6 days ago

We received 2 for 1 admission in December by bringing canned items. We didn't pay for the extra tours, but just bought the regular admission. We spent several hours strolling the grounds, admiring the gardens. My one quibble was with the map. Ours lacked a...More

Thank MCG1300
Reviewed 6 days ago

The property is absolutely beautiful. The gardens are magnificent. I really enjoyed the tram ride and learning about the history of the plantation. One thing I didn't like was the separate cost for the different tours. You had to pay to go into the main...More

Thank rosesg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to get a 2 for 1 admission because they were having a food drive and we contributed some non-perishables. I encourage you to take the tram ride so that you can learn about the important history of this plantation. We learned that...More

Thank Donnameechee
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1 November 2017|
Response from Castles124 | Reviewed this property |
We visited on November 24 and were not impressed by the flowers in bloom. However, there are beautiful areas (like bridges) that will be beautiful anytime you visit.
30 October 2017|
Response from Milford_PaMooseman | Reviewed this property |
Most of the plantation is on your own. The tours had guides but they did not sign. On the Nature Tram he only spoke on a microphone.
Michael R
15 October 2017|
Response from sproif |
Absolutely! Dogs are welcome everywhere on the property with the exception of the zoo/nature center where many of the animals roam outside of enclosures. They may even accompany you on tours. For the house tour, however, you... More