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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

3550 Ashley River Road

800-367-3517

www.magnoliaplantation.com

Hours:  March-October: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; November-February: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Price:  Adults $15, Youth (6-12) $10, Children (6 and under) Free

Type:  Monuments & Historic Sites

Opening its doors to the public in 1870, Magnolia Gardens is the oldest public tourist site in the low country and the oldest public gardens in America. Originally founded by the Drayton family in the 1670s, the plantation was used for rice cultivation during the Colonial era and later occupied by British and American troops during the American Revolution. Attracting travelers from across the globe, the gardens feature camellias, daffodils and azaleas as well as other varietals and take at least 45 minutes or more to explore. The grounds also include a plantation house, horticultural maze, biblical garden and petting zoo as well as a conservatory showcasing semi-tropical plants. Spend the day touring the historic site and stop for sandwiches or salads at the Peacock Café.

32.87832573335699
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
3550 Ashley River Road
Charleston
29414
800-367-3517

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