Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

3550 Ashley River RD
Charleston, SC 29414


This world-famous plantation has been associated with the Drayton family since its founding in 1676. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it includes the country's oldest garden (c.1680), and a Reconstruction-era plantation manor with a famous collection of antiques. The garden features the Conservatory, filled with plants native to Barbados, a nature train tour, a petting zoo, wildlife observation tower, nature trails, an 18th-century herb garden, a Biblical garden, horticultural maze and antebellum cabin and an African-American history tour, "From Slavery to Freedom." The Audubon Swamp Garden offers 60 acres of the primeval beauty of blackwater cypress and tupelo swamp, traversed by bridges, boardwalks and dikes. A 45-minute nature boat tour takes visitors through ancient rice fields.

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3550 Ashley River RD
Charleston, SC 29414

Phone: 843-571-1266
Fax: 843-571-5346
Toll Free: 800-367-3517


  • Admission : Adults $15; ages 6-12 $10; ages 5 and under free; seniors $14
  • Days and Hours of Operation : Spring 8am-5:30pm; Winter 9am-5pm; Open year round
  • Checks Accepted
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  • American Express Card
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