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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Adventure Sightseeing
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Couldn't wait to get back to the Visitors Center

The bus driver was very annoying. She tried to be funny, but I wasn't ammused. She talked about a whole lot of nothing, she never shut up. The Plantation tour was good and enjoyable and had plently of time to spend on the plantation.

Thank Beth F
Reviewed 22 July 2018
Awesome but without transportation

We drove ourselves there but I couldn't just find the plantation without the transportation here on TripAdvisor so posting this review here. This is a 500 acre ex-plantation in South Carolina. The grounds are absolutley beautiful and chalk full of history. We were there for...More

12  Thank RLHINCA
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Beautiful morning and tour

Such an incredible morning of history, wildlife and beautiful scenery. We made the plan to get here early in the morning to beat the heat, humidity and crowds. Glad we did and it was a good move. Only had two other people on the tram...More

8  Thank Don S
Reviewed 3 July 2018
Nice Place

We took a tour to the Plantation with Adventure Tours. Our guide was great. I can't remember, but I think her name was Veronica. She was very informative. The Plantation was beautiful. We couldn't believe how gorgeous the grounds were. We enjoyed our visit very...More

4  Thank JerseyGirl5503
Reviewed 24 June 2018
Trip to plantation

It was very interesting and beautiful. Staff were extremely pleasant. We took tram car around the plantation it was a great tour!

Thank rochellemorello
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pam2707
27 August 2018|
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I would recommend you check with the Charleston Visitor Center where you can also book the tickets for this tour and many others. They are extremely helpful at the centre.
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Jody H
9 July 2018|
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I think we were back in town by 3:30.
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