Charleston: Magnolia Plantation Tour and Transport

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Charleston: Magnolia Plantation Tour and Transport

From $62 per person

Join your expert guide on a half-day tour of the majestic Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Climate-controlled transportation is provided to and from Charleston where you'll enjoy a guided house and garden tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Take in the beauty of the plantation's wetland, lakes, forests, and marshes
  • Look for alligators, turtles, herons, and other wildlife on the nature tram ride
  • Stroll through one of America's most beautiful gardens
Full description
Begin your half-day tour by boarding a climate-controlled coach in Charleston. Meet your professional guide and ride to Magnolia Plantation, dating from 1676 and the time of the British colony. Witness a slice of living history at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and get an amazing perspective on Charleston's past and present. The Magnolia Plantation and its world-famous gardens have been owned by the Drayton family for 12 generations. Enjoy your visit to one of America's first tourist attractions and first public gardens, which have been open to the public since 1870. Take a guided walk through America's last large-scale romantic garden, and experience history on a 45-minute narrated nature tram ride through the Audobon Swamp Gardens You'll be able to visit the Historic Gardens, Petting Zoo, The Conservatory, Drayton Home (Note: this is not Drayton Hall), Orientation Theater. The Old African American Cabin and the Gift Shop.
  • 45-minute guided house tour
  • 45-minute nature tour by tram
  • Transportation to and from Magnolia Plantation from the meeting point (375 Meeting St - Visitor Center)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA. Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Camera

    Not allowed

    • Food and drinks in the vehicle

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    • Tours operate rain or shine
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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 20 reviews

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    HIGHLY Recommend this tour to anyone visiting Charleston. The travel was so fun and Magnolia was absolutely stunning. Tour tours were included in the tickets and it was the perfect amount of time to spend at Magnolia with some time after the tours to walk around and grab some food. I cannot recommend this enough. Great price, great timing, beautiful sites, and fully of history.

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    May 20, 2021

    The Grey Line bus driver was fantastic! I took a few tours during my trip to Charleston and this driver was the best tour guide by far! Magnolia plantation was beautiful. We to the house tour and the grounds wildlife tour. Enjoyed both.

    July 30, 2021

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