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Historic City Tour & Magnolia Plantation

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Duration Total Tour time 9:30am to 4:00pm

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Combine our Historic city tour with a tour of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, selected as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens” by Travel Leisure Magazine. Take a guided tour of the Drayton family home founded in 1676. Take in the beauty of the plantations wetland, lakes, forests and marshes with a Nature Train ride. See everything from alligators and turtles to herons and egrets on this 45 minute tram ride. Tours depart from the Charleston Visitor Center daily at 9:30 & returns at 2:00 in time for the 2:30 City Tour

Historic City Tour & Magnolia Plantation Highlights

What’s included-

  • 45 minute guided house tour
  • 45 minute Nature Tram Tour
  • Historic Gardens
  • Petting Zoo
  • The Conservatory
  • Orientation Theater
  • The Peacock Café (items available for purchase)
  • The Old African American Cabin
  • Gift Shop
  • Drayton Home (Note: this is not Drayton Hall)
  • Transportation to and from plantation
  • Historic City Tour - 2:30pm that same today

Historic City Tour & Magnolia Plantation Inclusions

  • Tour last 6- 1/2 hours from start to finish
  • 45 minute guided house tour
  • 45 minute Nature Tram Tour
  • Transportation to and from plantation
  • Historic City Tour - 2:30pm that same today
  • Petting Zoo
  • The Conservatory
  • Orientation Theater
  • The Paecock Café
  • The Old African American Cabin
  • Gift Shop
  • Transportation to and from plantation
  • Historic City Tour - 2:30pm that same today

Please Note

  • Please confirm date and times before submitting reservation.
  • Please note that booking times are exact and not an arrival window
  • Departs from the Visitors Center at 375 Meeting Street
  • Daily Tours begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • Please note the City of Charleston does not allow Hop on Hop off services

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Oct 15 2018
Could have skipped the nature tram. This tome of year not much moving.
Sep 15 2018
Don't recall what we paid but it was quite reasonable. Well worth it.
Aug 22 2018
We enjoyed the plantation tour very much but it would’ve worked better to leave at nine instead of 930 so we would’ve had more time to view the gardens before the tram tour at 11.We enjoyed the city van tour very much with a very knowledgeable guide
Jul 15 2018
The guides at the plantation and on the bus were very good - especially Scott Holms who drove us out to the plantation.
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Tour Itinerary

Combine our Historic city tour with a tour of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, selected as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens” by Travel Leisure Magazine. Take a guided tour of the Drayton family home founded in 1676. Take in the beauty of the plantations wetland, lakes, forests and marshes with a Nature Train ride. See everything from alligators and turtles to herons and egrets on this 45 minute tram ride. Magnolia Plantation offers additional tours available upon check-in for an additional fee with time permitting. Tours depart from the Charleston Visitor Center daily at 9:30. Limited space available, reservations recommended.

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