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Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston provided by Adventure Sightseeing

Magnolia Plantation Admission & Tour with Transportation from Charleston

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The biggest reason Charleston visitors skip a visit to Magnolia Plantation is because of transportation logistics—an excuse this tour easily solves. Travel directly from downtown Charleston to Magnolia Plantation, and then tour the grounds. Your entrance fee is covered, too, so you can get straight to seeing the historic house and grounds.
  • Guided tour of Magnolia Plantation grounds and house
  • Transportation from downtown Charleston solves transport logistics
  • Glean insight into the area’s rich history from your guide
  • Entrance fee is already included so you don’t have any extra expenses
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Charleston Visitors Center, right in the middle of historic downtown Charleston. Board an air-conditioned coach and enjoy views of the rolling Lowcountry landscape as you make the 45-minute drive to Magnolia Plantation, one of the oldest plantations in the South. When you reach the plantation, head right past the entrance gate—the entrance fee is already accounted for in the tour price. Then, board a tram for a narrated 45-minute ride through the grounds: see slave cabins, swamps, and rice fields. Next, take a guided walk through the garden, before finally heading to the Drayton Plantation for a tour of the grand historic home. Tour concludes with drop-off at your original starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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James C Price wrote a review 1 Nov
4 contributions
I found the whole experience to be a bit disappointing but maybe my expectations were not as they should have been. Our walking tour of the "gardens" in particularly disappointing as I found it impossible to determine where the "gardens" began and the natural forestation ended
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Date of experience: October 2020
Jasmine Tsai Drobnicki wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions
I liked that it gave me a tour to know what to look for but also to give me some free time for myself to explore
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Date of experience: October 2020
Michelle H wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions
Our guide, Alan, was extremely knowledgeable and you can tell he enjoys what he does. The plantation is breathless. I need another day - or 2 - to take it all in. Highly recommend this tour, this company and Alan!
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Luigi wrote a review Sep 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota3 contributions
We enjoyed the tram ride through the land but it was a bit loud and hard to hear the speaker. The house was lovely and the guides were very knowledgeable. The History was interesting. We kept hearing about the gardens but didn't see any. The motor couch driver was very also very
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Date of experience: September 2020
Jaime F wrote a review Sep 2020
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania11 contributions
This was our 3rd time visiting Charleston and our first plantation tour. It was really fun learning about all the history Magnolia has to offer. Between the garden tour, the tram tour, and the house tour, it was well worth it! The grounds are so large here that I would highly
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Magnolia plantation tour
Wonderful tour! Tour guides all very knowledgeable and friendly. Beautiful plantation and grounds. History is so in
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Charleston with Allen
Charleston with Allen . Awesome tour guide, lots of historical information along with light humor! Very informa
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Robert B
Worthwhile Tour
James was a very good tour guide. He was patient and gave a lot of interesting information as we drove around the
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Charleston Harbor cruise
great value and entertaining. Views of Fort Sumpter, the coast and other points of interest. Sight of dolphins and
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Bus Tour
Guide was very knowledgeable about Charleston. He answered any questions, asked about sites we were seeing.
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City tour
Alan was our guide and did a great job of showing us around the city and telling us about the history of Charleston
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Interesting and educational tour, but skip the transportation.
Boone Hall offers a variety of experience for a plantation tour. This tour is entirely different than tours of any
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Very nice tour
Enjoyed the beautiful city of charleston with the tour. Driver was knowledgeable and added him our to his historica
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We had a wonderful time on the tour. Would definitely go again. Tour guide was very knowledgeable about the city an
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Oct fun
Did the combo tour and both guides were amazing. The price was actually a great value. First time doing a harbor t
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Excellent Tour
This was a great 1.5 hour tour via small bus - there were maybe 16 people. We saw everything there is to see, and S
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Kathleen S
Magnolia Plantation Tour
Our guide Shawn was wonderful and very knowledgeable and accommodating. He had a great understanding of Charleston
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Beautiful Plantation
Beautiful gardens and grounds. The oak trees are breathtaking. House tour includes 3 rooms on the bottom floor. The
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Poor management
Our tour was stopped early due to flooding in the area, we were not able to drive to all the sites to complete the
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Very good
The tour was thorough, pleasant and comfortable. Shawn the tour guide was knowledgeable and made it interesting and
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