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Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

Charleston, United States

From US$75.33

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  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Pickup and drop-off from downtown Charleston, South Carolina make it easy to tour Magnolia Plantation, one of the oldest plantations in the South. This 4-in-1 tour includes a narrated drive out to the plantation, a walking tour of the garden, tram tour through the property, and tour of the house itself, providing incredible value.
  • Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from downtown Charleston, South Carolina
  • Tour the house, grounds, and gardens with a guide
  • Learn the history behind the plantation, one of the oldest in the region
  • Enjoy a narrated nature tram ride through the Audubon swamp gardens and wildlife such as alligators, egrets, herons, and turtles
  • Enjoy a guided walk through America's last large scale Romantic Garden

What's Included

  • Admission to Magnolia Plantation in Charleston
  • 45-Minute Narrated Nature Tram Ride through the Audubon Swamp Gardens
  • 30-Minute Tour of Magnolia Plantation Historic Home
  • Round-Trip Transportation Aboard Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Professional Guide
  • Enjoy a guided walk through America's last large scale Romantic Garden
  • See wildlife such as alligators, egrets, herons, and turtles on the nearly 600 acre plantation
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 375 Meeting St
    375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

Start time

10:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour is not recommended for children under 3 years old.
  • Drinks are available for purchase at the Magnolia Plantation
  • Cannot accommodate wheelchairs, but we can accommodate those with limited mobility if they can be assisted by a companion.
  • No pets. Service animals are allowed.
  • Dress code is casual
  • Please Arrive 15-Minutes before departure time
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Make every effort to go on this tour to the Magnolia Plantation.
I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing SC gardens/swamp at its finest.
Tour is very well organized, just enough time to see everything and learn history of that time.
434 reviews
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Great Day Trip
John_B, Mar 2023
Great day trip. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. The plantation house and surrounding grounds were beautiful.
Magnolia Fearden and House Tours Capture History and Nature in a great blend
Regis_K, Mar 2023
The gardens were amazing with the giant live oaks and cypress trees. We were able to see herons, egrets and main different local birds. There were also many tirtles and alligators sunning themselves around the ponds. The mix of history, local plant and animal life and the culture of the area was all intriguing ad presented in a professional and interesting way by all if the guides and repeat Magnolia Gardens and PlantationHouse. Really enjoyed the house tour with our guide.
Well worth the time and money to visit
Michelle_E, Mar 2023
Starting with our bus driver to the Plantation, his name was Shawn and he was so delightful and had so much knowledge of the area and his walking tour of the property was so much fun. The grounds were beautiful and the spring flowers were in bloom making it even more amazing. The house tour was fun and informational.
Beautiful gardens and grounds
Mary_B, Mar 2023
Enjoyed the tour of the house with the beautiful traditional furniture. The romantic gardens with azaleas in bloom were peaceful as we walked along the river.
Best Plantation tour in Charleston area
Deborah_E, Mar 2023
The guide was humorous, making the 45 min ride to the Plantation easy. The tram ride around this gorgeous Plantation was interesting, and the Plantation house was lovely. We loved the entire experience!
A bit underwhelming
Maryellen_S, Mar 2023
This was just an “ok” tour. The gardens are pretty but not outstanding. The nature tram ride doesn’t really show that much and the house itself is very small. I definitely would not return. Lisa, our guide was very good with a lot of knowledge about the plantation.
Was a enjoyable...
Kseniia_I, Mar 2023
Was a enjoyable tourGuide was good.She was very kind and passionate. We are truly recommend this tour!
Wounderful Charleston
khlamandjikian, Mar 2023
Wonderful tour must see. People are friendly architecture is very impressive. Nature is beautiful food is very tasty.
Great Afternoon
Tom_H, Mar 2023
Lisa was a good guide. Learned a lot. My favorite part was the tram ride. Saw lots of wildlife including several alligators. It was advertised as 6 1/2 hours but was only 4 1/2. Another hour would be perfect.
Great garden tour
Rene_R, Feb 2023
The guided walking tour through the gardens was definitely a highlight for me. Shawn was very knowledgeable and informative of the grounds, the plantation’s and the region’s history.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Tour
Rick_E, Feb 2023
This was a great tour. The tour guide provided the narration on the 30-min drive to the plantation. Then we had a walking tour, a tram tour, some free time, and a tour of the house. There are bike trails, walking trails, and other tours on the plantation, but not enough time to do all of these. Overall, I think it was well-paced and would highly recommend it.
Nice trip to the past.
Bruce_B, Feb 2023
The inside of the house, the places where things happened on the grounds, and the alligators. The house itself was a small disappointment, because it was post-bellum and not ante-bellum.
Really enjoyed
Lee_B, Feb 2023
Beautiful Plantation with remarkable history. We enjoyed our time there on such a beautiful day. Our guide to the house tour did a great job and was very knowledgeable about the history of the plantation. Great time being together just my wife and I.
Wonderful Day at Magnolia Plantation
Holly_C, Feb 2023
All the tour guides were wonderful. They brought the history, wildlife, and beauty as well as an awareness of the enslaved people who made Magnolia Plantation possible to life. Shawn also did a great job conveying to us the culture of Charleston.
Plantation plants
Denise_S, Feb 2023
Great day and so happy I did a plantation and this plantation had amazing grounds and I did not expect to see so much wildlife in the waters. And just loved the petting zoo too
1 traveler found this review helpful
Our tour guide was...
MaryAnn_P, Jan 2023
Our tour guide was wonderful!!! She was very knowledgeable and took great care of the group. It was a fun tour
A great time!
Virginia_G, Jan 2023
We had such a great time! There is so much history and knowledge we abstained going on this tour! We ended up staying with our tour guide for another tour of the city. It really brought it all together! What a day!
The plantation is so...
Lan_W, Jan 2023
The plantation is so beautiful so all the pictures taken from there are amazing! I liked the tram ride, but if letting us come down to take some pictures would be better.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour at Magnolia Plantation
Kathleen_T, Dec 2022
Tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. Walked away with understanding the complete history of the family and the plantation.
Great Day
Ashley_A, Dec 2022
The bus was early at the visitor's center, and we left promptly on time. The tour bus driver was very knowledgeable and kind. We enjoyed spending the day with her. She walked us through the day and met us at each step of the way if we needed orienting while on property. The property itself was nice. All of the guides on-property were knowledgeable and kind as well. Although $14 for a ham and cheese sandwich on-property was utterly ridiculous. In the future, I would recommend bringing your own lunch in your backpack or day bag. Bathrooms were easily accessible. We returned just a few minutes after our scheduled time, which was great. I was able to squeeze in another activity since we returned on-time.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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