Choose from Five Options
- $24 for general admission for two ($30 value)
- $48 for general admission for four ($60 value)
- $96 for general admission for eight ($120 value)
- $35 for general admission and an Audubon Swamp tour for two ($46 value)
- $70 for general admission and an Audubon Swamp tour for four ($92 value)
General admission grants visitors access to the gardens, the petting zoo, the conservatory, the orientation theater (unless booked for a private event), and the old African American cabin, which is next to the ticket booth, the Peacock Café, the gift shop, and the Wildlife Observation Tower. The self-guided Audobon Swamp walking tour lets visitors explore a black water cypress and tupelo swamp populated by bald eagles, herons, otters, and other wildlife.
Since the 1670s, the Magnolia Plantation has sat on the lush land at the edge of a fresh water reservoir that is adjacent to the river. Founded by the Drayton family, who had then recently immigrated from Barbados, the plantation has seen generations of Draytons come and go. They've also seen hundreds of springs, heralded by colorful azalea blooms, and hundreds of winters, marked by blooming camellias and trees with draping spanish moss.
Today, visitors to the grounds can immerse themselves in this history as well as in the 60 acres of lush gardens. The past comes to life on the award-winning "From Slavery to Freedom" tour, which takes patrons through the slaves' quarters. Visitors can also tour the plantation's gorgeous house, or drink in views of the gardens—either on foot, or on a boat cruise that winds down the Ashley River.