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Behind-the-scenes tours are offered daily at noon and 2 p.

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The Aquarium also presents fabulous views of Charleston Harbor and interactive exhibits and programs for visitors of all ages. For Aquarium pricing, go to scaquarium. Memberships are available by calling Founded in by the Drayton family, Magnolia has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of America from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond.

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Magnolia is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry and the oldest public garden in America. Magnolia is the only garden honored with this distinction in South Carolina.

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Magnolia also features an unguided walking tour through the acre Audubon Swamp Garden named for naturalist John James Audubon. Gates open at 8 a. For more details, call or go to magnoliaplantation. You can also visit the Peacock Cafe and Gift Shop.

The Plantation House Tour. This house is the third to stand here, though the original core structure was built elsewhere and floated down the river after the Civil War. Ten rooms are available to view on a half hour guided tour that shows you what life was like in the 19th century. If you want to learn about the Draytons and their home, this tour is an absolute must.

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Tour starts on the front porch of the Plantation house. Tour begins at the top of every hour, beginning at AM and ending at PM. Audubon Swamp Garden. The Audubon Swamp Garden features thousands of plants and animals living in the cypress and gum trees deep in the blackwater. Once you have purchased your ticket, you are free to stay and enjoy this special garden until dusk.

The Nature Train Tour. Take a break from walking through the garden and let a guide drive you around instead. Discover what made this land so desirable as you enjoy the natural splendor on display! The Nature Train departs from a train depot near the main parking area.

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Check with the Admissions Gate or Office when you arrive. Rice Field Boat Tour. As you float down the river, guides will explain the culture and history behind the area. This tour also offers excellent wildlife viewing, including potential encounters with alligators and egrets. Take a break after a long day of walking the grounds and enjoy a nice trip down the Ashley River as you learn about the rice fields. Tour departs from a dock in the Magnolia gardens.


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This tour is available every day of the week from March-October. From Slavery to Freedom Tour. These cabins 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 s and the Civil Rights era providing an extraordinary perspective. A shuttle is provided to take visitors to the cabins and allow them to explore.

For bird watchers, this is an excellent opportunity to discover some rare and wonderful avian creatures in their natural habitat. Every Sunday morning, local ornithologist Perry Nugent leads a bird walk around the property and points out some of the more interesting wildlife in the area.