Charleston's Most Visited Plantation
“(Magnolia is) one of the most inspirational gardens I visited.
I love Magnolia...I really was impressed.” -
- Jennifer Trehane, former director of the International Camellia Society.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is one of the 14 Most Beautiful Home and Garden Tours in America - BudgetTravel.com
Welcome to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens. So join us here at Magnolia Plantation to experience the beauty of its gardens and its rich history today.
The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, South
Carolina's only statewide partner with the National Trust
for Historic Preservation awarded Magnolia Plantation
the Heritage Tourism Award for their interpretive
program at the slave cabins. Past winners of this award
include Drayton Hall, the Preservation Society of Charleston
and the South Carolina Heritage Corridor. Magnolia
Plantation also won the preservation award for the
restoration and preservation of the cabins.
Watch the Magnolia Plantation Video
Video Tour of Magnolia Plantation
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens is a member of the Azalea Society of America.
Visit azaleas.org, THE website for information about
azaleas and the Azalea Society of America.
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