Magnolia Plantation


Magnolia Plantation

The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens was founded in 1676 by the Drayton Family. Magnolia is the oldest tourist site in the Lowcountry and the oldest public gardens in America. The Plantation has survived for centuries and witnessed the history of our nation from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. The Drayton family home dates back to 1873 and is the third home on the site. The two former homes were destroyed by fire during a raid on Union troops. The plantation has remained in the same family for three centuries. Ten rooms of the house are open to the public, and the house is furnished with early American antiques, porcelain, quilts and other Drayton family heirlooms. Basic garden admission gives you access to the historic gardens, petting zoo, conservatory, theater, Peacock Cafe, garden center, and gift shop. Additional paid guided tours include plantation house tour, nature train, nature boat, slavery to freedom tour, and the self-guided Audubon Swamp Garden tour. Allow about 4-5 hours if you plan on doing everything.



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Magnolia Plantation Hours and Admission


Hours:
November - February 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
March - October 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open 365 days a year

Admission:
Adults (13+) $20
Child (6-12) $10
Children 5 and under Free
The basic Admission ticket gives visitors access to historic gardens, petting zoo, the conservatory, orientation theater, The Peacock Cafe, Gilliard Garden Center, and the Gift Shop. 
Additional Guided tours are $8 each in addition to the general admission. These tours include Plantation House Tour, Nature Tram, Nature Boat, Slavery to Freedom Tour, and Audubon Swamp Garden Tour. 

All inclusive passes (when available) include basic admission and all the additional guided tours are:
Adults (13+) $52
Child (6-12) $42
Children 5 and under free
The all inclusive passes represent a savings of $8 off the combined individual rates, but no other discounts may be used.


Magnolia Plantation Address and Map


Magnolia Plantation
3550 Ashley River Rd
Charleston SC 29414
(843) 571-1266
Magnolia Plantation Website


Current and Upcoming Events
at Magnolia Plantation


What: Halloween Harvest Fest
When: Oct. 19 & 20, 2019
Time: 1 pm - 5 pm
Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Admission: Regular Admission $40, Designated Drivers and Young Adults $25, Kids under 12 free

Mark your calendars with Magnolia's Halloween Harvest! Enjoy the flavors, fun and foliage of fall with a Halloween twist! Browse through the pumpkin patch and chose the perfect pumpkin to carve, enjoy candy apples, a bonfire, smores, apple cider, live musical performances, food trucks, a fun house, costume contest and much more! Festivities will take place on Saturday and Sunday, so grab your costume and get ready for a lively Halloween filled evening!


What: Lights of Magnolia
When: Nov. 15 - March 15, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Admission: Adult (13+) $26, Children (6-12) $11, Children (0-5) Free

Step inside a unique blend of Chinese Culture and Southern hospitality. Lights of Magnolia is a 9 acre experience of larger-than-life Chinese lanterns in the shapes of flowers, animals, traditional Chinese symbols, and more.


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