Guided tour

Charleston: Magnolia Plantation Tour and Transport

4.8 / 5

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Charleston: Magnolia Plantation Tour and Transport

From US$ 62 per person

Join your guide on a half-day tour of the majestic Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Climate-controlled transportation is provided to and from Charleston where you'll enjoy a house and garden tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Take in the beauty of the plantation's wetland, lakes, forests, and marshes
  • Look for alligators, turtles, herons, and other wildlife on the nature tram ride
  • Stroll through one of America's most beautiful gardens
Full description

Witness a slice of living history at Magnolia Plantation and its world-famous gardens, owned by the Drayton family for 12 generations. Visit the Historic Gardens, Petting Zoo, and The Conservatory.

Begin your half-day tour by boarding a climate-controlled coach in Charleston. Meet your professional guide and ride to Magnolia Plantation, dating from 1676 and the time of the British colony.

Step into one of America's first tourist attractions and first public gardens, which have been open to the public since 1870. Take a guided walk through America's last large-scale romantic garden.

Experience history on a 45-minute narrated tram ride through the Audobon Swamp Gardens and visit important locations like Drayton Home (not Drayton Hall), Orientation Theater, and the Old African American Cabin.

  • 45-minute guided house tour
  • 45-minute nature tour by tram
  • Transportation to and from Magnolia Plantation from the meeting point (375 Meeting St - Visitor Center)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA. Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Tours operate rain or shine
  • The Magnolia Plantation & Garden require masks to be worn inside the house tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

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The greyline driver out group had was so informative, on the way to the plantation he caught us up on a lot of good history points to pay attention to and gave good advise and what you should see while there. The plantation was beautiful, it gives you a step back in time.

October 11, 2021

HIGHLY Recommend this tour to anyone visiting Charleston. The travel was so fun and Magnolia was absolutely stunning. Tour tours were included in the tickets and it was the perfect amount of time to spend at Magnolia with some time after the tours to walk around and grab some food. I cannot recommend this enough. Great price, great timing, beautiful sites, and fully of history.

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May 20, 2021

Great tour. Guide was great

November 10, 2021

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