Guests can tour the splendid gardens of a plantation founded more than 300 years ago, then see local wildlife on an optional swamp tour
What You'll Get
- General Admission for Two
- General Admission for Four
- General Admission for Eight
- General Admission and Audubon Swamp Tour for Two
- General Admission and Audubon Swamp Tour for Four
General admission grants visitors access to the gardens, petting zoo, conservatory, Orientation Theater (unless booked for a private event), Gillard Garden Center, Peacock Café, gift shop, and 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.
The Fine Print
About Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
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 during the award-winning "From Slavery to Freedom" tour. 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.