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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 travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers 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
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Michelle H wrote a review 14 Oct
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
Dale O wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions
Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. The house is nice but the grounds are beautiful! I love all of the trees and foliage.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Laura Mullikin wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions
This tour is a good overview for Magnolia. We really enjoyed the historical information Alan told us on the way over. The ride was comfortable and enjoyable over to the plantation. Magnolia was lovely as was the tour. If you want a more in depth look and more time to really walk
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Our guide Shawn was wonderful and very knowledgeable and accommodating. He had a great understanding of Charleston
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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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The tour was thorough, pleasant and comfortable. Shawn the tour guide was knowledgeable and made it interesting and
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I planned this tour last minute with my mom and sisters because we didn’t know if we’d have time for it. After runn
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Good tour guide and well spoken. Clean bus. Tour very informative and full of facts on Charleston. Temperature take
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I just spent a wonderful day at Magnolia with Shawn being our driver and guide. He made everything so interesting!
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Girls Weekend
Shawn was an amazing tour guide. We enjoyed his stories and details. He was considerate of our sister with a walker
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Beautiful plantation full of history. See the home and the grounds and places on site where the movie the notebook
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Awesome tour
We did the Magnolia plantation tour and tram and found it to be informative and fun. Our tour bus guide Alan Rosenf
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Wonderful tour with a wonderful tour guide!
Shawn was a wonderful tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour! Our favorite part was hearing the history of the
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Excellent service. Our tour guide was very very knowledgeable, polite, and friendly. He answered everyone's questio
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