Description: 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.

Address: 3550 Ashley River Road Charleston, SC 29414

Phone Number(s): 843-571-1266


Open for Business:

Date / Season Times
Year round Monday - Sunday 8:00am - 5:30pm


  • Animal Display / Demonstrations
  • Bird Watching
  • Gift Shop
  • Hiking
  • Lake / River Experiences
  • Tours / Guided
  • Nature Train Tour
  • Nature Boat Maze
  • Audubon swamp garden


  • Camp Sites

Special Event Space:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Weddings
  • School Groups
  • Youth / Church Groups
  • Tour Groups

Food Services:

  • Cafe


  • Restrooms