Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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7 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Beautiful! Petting zoo... house tours, swamp tours, boat tours, bus tours. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Pick and choose from a variety of entertainments at Magnolia Plantation, established in the 1670s by Thomas Drayton. Full review →

And be sure to visit the 19th-century plantation house, which originally stood near Summerville.

Frommer's 34

The house is filled with museum-quality Early American furniture, porcelain, quilts, and other Drayton family heirlooms. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Enjoy a tram tour, a petting zoo, and a guided house tour. At the reconstructed slave cabins, the Slavery to Freedom Tour traces the African American experience at the plantation. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

This popular, partly wild botanical garden (200ha) is renowned for its spring-blooming azaleas, and a plantation house, Magnolia Plantation, that was part of Thomas Drayton's estate in the 17C. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

This 1676 spread has welcomed visitors since shortly after the end of the Civil War. Full review →



Tour a pre-Revolutionary War Plantation House and experience ten rooms filled with antiques, quilts and family heirlooms from the 19th century Full review →

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