Magnolia Plantation
     
 

WITH PRINTED COUPON...BUY ONE GET ONE basic garden admission in July (click here to print the coupon).

 

Admission Information

HOURS
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is open from November through February from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm with ticket sales ending at 4:00 pm. Spring hours, beginning in mid-March, when the time changes, through October, are 8 am until 5:30 pm. Magnolia is open 365 days a year, including all major holidays. The Audubon Swamp Garden maintains the same hours as the plantation. Basic garden admission of $20 for adults and $10 for children 6-12 is required to purchase any of the guided tours, including the un-guided Audubon Swamp tour. Garden admission, tours and all-inclusive passes to Magnolia can not be purchased online.

 

INDIVIDUAL RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
  Admission Historic House

Nature Tram

Nature Boat Slavery to Freedom Audubon Swamp
Adults $20.00 $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 5 and Under Free Free Free Free Free Free

 

 

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.

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.

GILLIARD GARDEN CENTER
What was once called the Old African American Cabin, next to the Orientation Theater, is now the Gilliard Garden Center. The center is named for Tena Gilliard. She lived in this structure and acted as the official "greeter" for Magnolia up until the 1940's. She was born shortly after the Civil 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 - $52.00, CHILDREN 6 TO 12 - $42.00. CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER - 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 $8.00 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. MORE INFO

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

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. MORE INFO

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. MORE INFO

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. MORE INFO

 

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Magnolia BlossomIndividual Membership $85.00

Adult Membership for 2: Card holder may bring one guest. $125.00

Family Membership – Spouse/Partner and dependent children under 18. $175.00

Memberships are limited to South Carolina residents.

Benefits
As a member, you will have daily admission to our historic Gardens, Audubon Swamp Garden, Zoo and Nature Center during normal business hours. Expiration Date is one year from date of purchase.

You will receive a 10% discount on any Gift Shop purchase when you present your membership card.
A discounted rate for the Sunday Morning Bird Walks. Members $6.00 Non-members $22.00
Walks begin at 8:30

When visiting with guests outside your membership, these guests will receive $5.00 off admission. You will need to present your card for this discount.

Conditions of Membership
When arriving at Magnolia you must go to the kiosk to check in. Your membership card and your photo ID are required. If you do not have your card you may go to the office where someone will find your membership information on file. Additional guests entering with you, not covered by the membership, will be required to purchase admission. Pets are welcome and must be leashed at all times. No outside alcohol is to be brought to the gardens. All tours require purchased tickets, these areas are only for guests with required tickets. Members do not have access to these areas as part of their membership. Please note the speed limit is 10 miles an hour. Magnolia reserves the right to rescind membership if conditions are not followed.

During Special Events, an additional fee may be required to participate.

Guided Tours of the House, Nature Tram, Nature Boat, and Slavery to Freedom require a purchased ticket. These are scheduled events and not part of your membership.