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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston: 12 reviews and 28 photos
magnolia plantation was established in 1676 by thomas drayton. from the late 1600's to 1865 magnolia planation was a rice plantation. in the 1840's john drayton laid out an english garden using azaleas, camellias, and dogwoods. today magnolia plantation has one of the most beautiful azalea gardens in north america. during the civil war the plantation house was possibly burned by union troops or more probably by newly freed slaves. the plantation house you see today was moved to the plantation from summerville south carolina after the civil war. the best time of the year to visit magnolia plantation is mid to late april when the azaleas and dogwoods are in full bloom. magnolia plantation is listed on the national register of historic places. for more images see my magnolia plantation travelogue.
Address: 3550 ashley river road.
Directions: about 15 miles northwest of downtown.
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