Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Monument / Landmark, Historic Site, and Botanical Garden
3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414, United States
Open until 4:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:30 AM–4:30 PM

Unlike most of America's gardens, which are formal and seek to control nature, Magnolia's Romantic-style Gardens cooperate with nature to create a tranquil landscape like Eden where humanity and nature are in harmony...


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    Emily R.
    "It's so amazing to see the plantation and the slave houses!!"(3 Tips)
    Robert P.
    "slave cabins"(4 Tips)
    Kathryn P.
    "Loved the gardens and our house tour guide Marj was excellent"(3 Tips)
    Steven Y.
    "boat tour rather than the Audubon Swamp Garden"(3 Tips)
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  • plantation
  • gardens
  • tours
  • slave
  • free admission
  • flowers
  • scenic views
  • cabins
  • zoos
  • wildlife
  • gators
  • friendly staff
  • Mark K.

    Worth every penny. Nice bathrooms with AC. For better or worse make sure you keep your eyes peeled wild life is everywhere.

    Mark Kupasrimonkol · 2 days ago
  • Kathryn P.

    What a beautiful spot! Loved the gardens and our house tour guide Marj was excellent

  • Sabrena

    Check out the petting Zoo and beautiful grounds.

    Sabrena · June 9
  • Jen P.

    The map provided at the ticket counter isn't helpful. Just get lost and discover the gardens on your own. You never know what amazing views you'll find.

    Jen P · May 23
  • Mary Catherine J.

    Watch out for the gators in the swamp garden.

    Mary Catherine James · February 21
  • Mary Catherine J.

    I love the scenery! It's beautiful!!

    Mary Catherine James · February 21
  • Lara

    They have wifi!

    Lara · November 9, 2014
  • This Is My South

    Magnolia Gardens' camellias bring in visitors every spring. It was owned by the same family as Drayton Hall. Read more

    This Is My South · September 6, 2014
  • Steven Y.

    The Cabin Tours are a must do on your visit here - very educational; we opted for the boat tour rather than the Audubon Swamp Garden to get a quick, guided overview of the swampland

    Steven Y · August 31, 2014
  • Yang C.

    the zoo is really funny, and the train tour is fantastic!

    Yang Chen · August 5, 2014
  • Jana T.

    Love the old gardens and the house

    Jana Thompson · June 20, 2014
  • Tina W.

    Make sure to bring big repellant!

    Tina Wang · May 11, 2014
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    Joseph K · April 19, 2014
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    Joseph K · April 19, 2014
  • Jeniah J.

    Great pet friendly place to go for a walk.

    Jeniah Jones · March 23, 2014
  • Annie M.

    Watch out for alligators!! Unexpected surprise on my ride.

    Annie Morton · February 26, 2014
  • Theresa V.

    Audubon Swamp-make sure to slowly wait to enter code in. If you mess up wait a minute.

    Theresa Vee · July 15, 2013
  • Emily R.

    Super cool! It's so amazing to see the plantation and the slave houses!!

    Emily Rosen · July 11, 2013
  • Mandy P.

    Great trip through history. There's a basic fee to get in then there are separate fees for the house tour, cabin tour, tram ride, etc. We toured the house, gardens & zoo. It was fantastic.

    Mandy P · June 28, 2013
  • Kerry G.

    Did the House Tour and the Cabins Tour. Really enjoyed both! They leave at set times, so bring snacks and games if you have small children.

    Kerry Gorgone · February 20, 2013
  • SL

    Free admission for Vetean's Day on Sunday every year

    SL · November 11, 2012
  • Mary Catherine J.

    Be sure to tour the Audubon Swamp Garden. It is amazing. Don't miss the African American cemetery.

    Mary Catherine James · July 7, 2012
  • Pet S.

    Is it just me or does it seem like they're hiding the slave history of this place a bit...? If you don't want to pay extra for the slave hut tour you can see one yourself to the left of the snack shop

    Pet S · June 15, 2012
  • Rachel S.

    Beautiful. We went with Charleston Tours. Don't miss the Nature Train ride!

    Rachel Sheppard · March 17, 2012
  • Clay C.

    Beautiful place, definitely a fun time. The swamp is neat and the gardens are interesting.

    Clay Chastain · December 11, 2011
  • Stephanie H.

    An Amazing place!!!!

    Stephanie Hartel · October 20, 2011
  • Thomas H.

    Get here early if you want to see the gators on the swamp tour.

    Thomas Hunsaker · September 6, 2011
  • Jenny H.

    Beautiful place to get married. I had a fantastic March wedding at the Carriage House.

    Jenny Hilton · June 15, 2010
  • Ben K.

    Be sure to tour the entire Audubon Swamp Garden. We enjoyed it even more than the main grounds of the plantation. Amazing wildlife, great for photowalks!

    Ben Kessler (@kessler) · April 27, 2010
  • Robert P.

    Beautiful gardens and live oaks, plantation house, slave cabins, rich history, marsh vistas, wildlife, and a must visit for anyone new to Charleston. Read more

    Robert Payne · January 14, 2010

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