Charleston Plantations
Southern History and Charm Reside Here!

Middleton Place Garden Statue

Experience visual and historical wonders at any of the Charleston plantations.

Year-round splendor and charm radiate throughout the gardens, homes and plantations of these Southern jewels.

Start with a leisurely drive down scenic Highway 61 for a first hand glimpse of the beauty of the Lowcountry. The canopy of moss-draped oak trees you'll drive under is an awe-inspiring sight itself.

A strip of plantations are stationed along this drive, while others are sprinkled throughout the outskirts of Historic Charleston.

Charleston Plantations:

Please note that pricing and hours of operation may change at any time.
Be sure to contact the attraction directly for the most current information.

Boone Hall Plantation
This "still working" plantation is lined with "one of the world’s longest oak-lined avenues" and has been cultivating crops for over 320 years.

1235 Long Point Road
Mt. Pleasant , SC 29465

Hours vary by season. Adults $17.50, seniors-military-AAA $15, children 6-12 $7.50, under 6 yrs are free.

Charleston Tea Plantation
This is America’s only tea garden! Tours educate visitors on the entire tea making process. Their gift shop gives plenty of opportunity to take some home with you.

6617 Maybank Hwy.
Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

Cypress Gardens
This was one of the areas largest rice plantations in the 1700's. Now, enjoy the pristine beauty of the gardens, swamp boat rides, butterfly house and a freshwater aquarium.

3030 Cypress Gardens Rd.
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Drayton Hall
One of my favorite Historic Charleston attractions!
Dating back to c. 1738, Drayton Hall maintains its nearly original state and is the oldest preserved plantation house in America that is still open to the public.

3380 Ashley River Rd
Charleston, SC 29414

Daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day and New Year’s Eve/Day

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
Headed out towards Myrtle Beach, you can visit the Georgian-style mansion that resides on this National Historic Landmark plantation.

1950 Rutledge Rd.
McClellanville, SC 29458

Hours vary by season.

Irvin House Vineyards
This is the only domestic winery in Charleston, SC showcasing five varieties of the muscadine wine. Free tours and wine tastings every Saturday at 2:00pm. Closed in January.

6775 Bears Bluff Rd.
Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

Th-Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm

Magnolia Plantation and Its Gardens
Dating back to c. 1676 this plantation house boasts America's oldest gardens. Magnolia claims the ultimate plantation experience with a Biblical garden, antebellum cabin, nature train, nature boat, wildlife observation tower, gift shop and more.

3550 Ashley River Rd.
Charleston, SC 29414
843-571-1266 or 800-367-3517

Hours vary by season. Open 365 days a year. $15, guided tours are an additional cost.

Mepkin Abbey and Gardens
Historic Mepkin Plantation has hosted the Roman Catholic "Trappist" monks since 1949. The monastery, gardens and Mepkin Abbey Store are all open for visitors.

1098 Mepkin Abbey Road
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Tu – Sun: Guided tours – 11:30am and 3:00pm. Adults $5.

Middleton Place Top 10 Best!
Dating back to c. 1741, Middleton is a National Historic Landmark with an Inn, restaurant, America's oldest landscaped gardens and stableyard demonstrations of life in the 18th century. The magnitude of this plantation is awe-inspiring!

4300 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414
843-556-6020 or 800-782-3608

Open daily 9am – 5pm except Christmas. Adults $25, children 7-15 $5, under 7 yrs free.

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