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Admission Information

HOURS
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
is open 365 days a year, including all major holidays. From November through February, we are open from 9 am until 4:30 pm, with ticket sales ending at 4:00 pm. Sunday, March 10, through October hours are 8 am until 5:30 pm. The Audubon Swamp Garden maintains the same hours as the Plantation.

 

INDIVIDUAL RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
  Admission Historic House

Nature Train

Nature Boat Slavery to Freedom Audubon Swamp
Adults $15.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00
Kids
(6-12)
$10.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00
Kids under 6 Free Free Free Free Free Free
 

 

GROUP RATES
PARTIES OF 15 OR MORE - must call to make reservations. Please call for rates (800) 367-3517

YOUTH/EDUCATION PROGRAM RATES
1st grade and up - $10.00 admission and education program.
$5.00 any additional tour/program.

Kindergarten and younger - $5.00 admission.
$5.00 any additional tour/program.


BASIC ADMISSION TICKET

The basic Admission ticket gives visitors access to:

HISTORIC GARDENS
You may want to allow 45 minutes or more to enjoy the Gardens. There are three Cell Tour Points where interesting information is provided.

The front avenue and Maze are located near the House.

PETTING ZOO
Includes an educational introduction to Lowcountry critters.

THE CONSERVATORY
Full of semi-tropical plants reflecting the Caribbean origin of the early colony.

ORIENTATION THEATER
The fascinating history of Magnolia Plantation as shown continuously in the Orientation Theater. This film runs for 30 minutes.

THE PEACOCK CAFE
Where you can visit with our Peacocks and sweet mini-horses.

THE OLD AFRICAN AMERICAN CABIN
The cabin is next to the orientation theater where Miss Tina Gaillard lived and acted as the official "greeter" for Magnolia up until the 1940's. She was a young child when the War ended. C.N. Hastie named a beautiful camellia for her, which is registered in the American Camellia Society and the International Camellia Society, and can be seen on a path near the Plantation House.

GIFT SHOP
The Gift Shop is a fun place to visit. It's located directly underneath the House.

 

 

ALL INCLUSIVE PASS - (WHEN AVAILABLE)
ADULTS - $47.00, CHILDREN 6 TO 12 - $42.00. CHILDREN UNDER 6 - FREE
The All Inclusive Pass includes the Basic Admission, House, Nature Tram, Nature Boat, "Slavery to Freedom" Tours and Audubon Swamp Garden. This is a $7.00 saving off the combined individual rates. Please note that when purchasing the All Inclusive Pass, other discounts do not apply.

 

ADDITIONAL GUIDED TOURS

PLANTATION HOUSE TOUR
The Plantation House Tour is a 30-minute guided tour, giving history of plantation life and Drayton family ownership, still current through twelve generations since 1676.

NATURE TRAIN
The Nature Train
is a 45-minute tram tour of the Plantation's diverse landscapes, lakes, woodlands, marshes, and rivers while guides describe plantation history and wildlife.

NATURE BOAT
The Nature Boat
is a 45 minute boat ride that explores the Plantation's 125 acres of rice fields while guides describe plantation rice and river culture. This tour offers excellent wildlife viewing, including up-close looks at alligators.

SLAVERY TO FREEDOM
The Slavery to Freedom Tour
is a 45 minute tour that discusses Magnolia's unique street of slave cabins that were occupied well into the 20th century and have been carefully preserved and restored to document the full arc of African-American life at Magnolia Plantation. Each cabin reflects a different period of the African-American experience at Magnolia – from slavery to Reconstruction and on through the 1920s and the Civil Rights era providing an extraordinary perspective. Listen to a discussion of the lives of blacks on the Plantation, have a tour of the cabins, 40 – 45 minutes.

AUDUBON SWAMP GARDEN
The Audubon Swamp
is a black water cypress and tupelo swamp, lovely, mysterious, and unique to this area. Once a freshwater reservoir used for rice cultivation, the entire 60 acres is traversed by boardwalks, bridges, and dikes, and features all varieties of local mammals, birds, and reptiles, including bald eagles, herons and egrets, otters, turtles and yes, alligators. Allow at least 45 minutes for a self-guided walk.