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Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

Charleston, United States
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From $80.79

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

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
Operated by Adventure Sightseeing

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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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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.
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Great and Brief
Donna_B, May 2022
It was a wonderful tour with good service and convenient if you don’t have a car or direct transportation. The guide was polite and informative. My only recommendation would be to extend the tour time. We felt rushed and did not have time to explore on our own or take additional tours. An extra hour is needed.
Great introduction to Plantation Era
Louise_G, May 2022
Great introduction into the Plantation era. Beautiful landscaped gardens. History narrative from guides did not properly address the slavery issues, so the "Slaves to Freedom" needs to be added. Overall, far too little time spent here. We chose the trip because there was transport included from Charleston.
Family history
Margaret_B, May 2022
Beautiful gardens, knowledgeable guides, loved learning history that I had no idea about, would recommend.
Great tour
Mary_B, May 2022
We thought the whole tour was wonderful, Lisa, our driver, gave us good information during the ride over, the plantation was beautiful, the tour guide inside the home was so informative on everything regarding the Drayton family, the articles in the home, the whole family. What beautiful grounds.
The gardens were...
Nadine_M, Apr 2022
The gardens were absolutely amazing. The history knowledge and enthusiasm of Lisa was great. Very informative
more time needed for this tour.
walter_r, Apr 2022
it was a huge plantation. we love it. i wish there was more time allotted. the tour was kinda rushed, i wish we had more time to explore and take pictures.
Like Stepping Back In Time
Kathie_J, Apr 2022
Our shuttle driver was a delight and very informative. The only negative comments I have iareregarding the tram seating and operator. The tram seats should all be facing forward. Every time the driver said look to YOUR left/right, he should have indicated his left/right. Also, he should have had a better microphone as a lot of his speaking was done too softly. Also, I realize everything is on a schedule, but I felt that the tram operator drove a bit too fast for us to take photos of the wild & plant life.
Mary_M, Apr 2022
Got bumped because I was a solo traveler. It was the last day of my trip so rebooking wasn’t an option. Would have liked a refund but was given” tour credit” instead. How useful on my last day of vacation
Walking through the...
Corinne, Apr 2022
Walking through the garden and the tram ride was very enjoyable. Disappointed that our tour didn’t include going inside the slave cabins. Wish I had known that when booking.
Great wildlife with history important to learn
Rick_E, Apr 2022
Great wildlife Good to learn and see history Book story has books to honor the men, women, children who worked so hard and were mis-treated as slaves… their voice and suffering needs to be heard and recognized as we still effort to eradicate non equal treatment but live with genuine diversity and inclusion


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