Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
- VeronicaSep. 3, 2022Beautiful grounds!
As advertised on the website, dogs aren’t allowed in the house, on tours or the tram, so you pay general admission for the gardens. Its still very pretty and nice to walk around - my dog tired herself out with all the smells!
- TinaAug. 27, 2022Expensive and Restrictive
Paid $52 for entry and than were restricted from going to the highlights. We were not allowed on the tram, house tour, slave quarters or the zoo area. It was a very hot day and we left after about 30 minutes.
- AmyJul. 17, 2022Nice walk through the grounds
We had a very nice walk through the lovely plantation gardens. Would be better in the spring instead of the super humid summer but still nice. Watch out for the alligators! We saw some in the waters there so keep your dog on a short leash and don’t let them near the water.
- JoseMay. 11, 2022Awesome spot!
Plenty of shaded trails and benches throughout the trail. Not a lot of water fountains so be sure to bring some water and a bowl for your pup, and keep an eye on the alligators that roam the property.
- JaneApr. 15, 2022Great place to visit history and walk your pooch.
We spent a morning here with our dog.We we’re able to take the dog on the Slavery to Freedom tour which was the reason we wanted to visit. The grounds are beautiful.
- ChristineOct. 18, 2021Great trails!
tons of walking trails! beautiful & must see with pup!
- AmandaMay. 3, 2021Change in policy involving pets
Effective May 1, 2021, pets are no longer allowed on tours.
- NataliaApr. 2, 2021Great Time With Our Pup
had a great time. our dog was allowed in a tram tour and on a boat tour.
- OksanaFeb. 4, 2020Highly recommend
Beautiful property. My golden retriever and I did the nature tour. Recommend for well behaved dogs or you will have long 45 minutes (that’s how long it is and you ride the tram)
As always, don’t bring your dog if it’s not well behaved and ruin it for all of us where they will stop allowing dogs.
- NicoleJan. 12, 2020So Beautiful!
We had a blast visiting magnolia plantations with our golden Finnley. There were a lot of dogs there and the place was super pet friendly. The only thing we couldn’t do was bring the dog in the petting zoo and inside the plantation. We were able to take him on the tram ride tour which was a lot of fun! The gardens were breath taking and the live oaks everywhere are just so magical.
- LynetteJan. 7, 2020Beautiful and Very Dog-Friendly
My family of four had a fantastic time at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. They are incredibly dog-friendly and our dog was able to go on the nature tram tour which he loved. The only places he couldn't go were the house and petting zoo but we were more interested in the other tours and gardens, so it worked out great. Very friendly staff. If you keep your receipt, you can return to the gardens again free of charge within one week. We also bought canned foods which they exchanged for one admission which was great! Fantastic place!
- MiloMay. 31, 2019Very dog friendly!
Our pup was a welcomed visitor to Magnolia Gardens. He was allowed everywhere except the mansion and petting zoo. He sat in on the 30m orientation video, was welcomed on the nature tram, toured the conservatory and the gardens. The nature tram was his favorite and we had two other pups on the tram with us. Great day for all.
- MelanieApr. 18, 2019A Highlight Of Our Vacay
We were really debating bringing out 6 pound Morkie because of alligators but so glad we did. This place is gorgeous and I didn’t feel worried at all once there. We walked through the gardens, took the tram and brought a picnic (there’s a snack bar too). There were plenty of places that were far from swampy waters and on the tram when we did see gators our pup was perfectly safe watching from our laps. Other areas walking I felt safe too but to be extra sure we just picked him up for a couple minutes when passing the water or kept him on a short leash. Beautiful place!
- WilliamNov. 26, 2018Magnolia Plantation
Our baby had a great time as they are very dog friendly. My only warning is to keep them on a short leash as there are alligators in the swamps. Extra caution.
- VictoriaMore than a year agoNice excursion
We brought our two children (3 and 8) and 2 small dogs with us. It was a nice day but very hot. There is sufficient shade throughout the park. Found water dish by cafe and gift shop and saw 1-2 doggie stations so I’d be prepared with bags. JWe passed on house tour as our 3 year old son likes to be held too and dogs need to be carried. Nature tram tour was very nice. The kids enjoyed the petting zoo, note dogs not permitted inside enclosure. The peacocks do freely roam the park so be vigilant with your more active dogs. They do have a cafe with a decent selection of food but I wish we would have brought a cooler lunch for picnic. Overall very nice day and everyone was pretty exhausted after. Only reason not 5, is I thought things were a bit expensive for a family.
- GracieMore than a year agopet friendly
We had a wonderful time with our two dogs and 2 kids at the magnolia plantation garden. It was so beautiful and the dogs and the kids all had a great time!
- JohnMar. 27, 2018Magnolia is the best!
Great place, friendly folks, Nellie (our dog) was welcome, even in the gift shop! Lots of trails and paths to explore.
- ChristyMore than a year agoLots of walking paths, friendly staff
It was a very HUMID day when we visited and staff pointed out water bowls in several places. We ended up cutting our visit short but ended it with a stop at the gift shop. We stopped right at the inside of the door and waited on the mat. I asked if dogs were allowed in and the ladies said that they were indeed. I'm glad because it helped us both cool off. When I was leaving (had made a purchase), the cashier asked if he could have a treat. How nice!
- MaggieMore than a year agoPerfect place for your dog!
This place was so dog friendly, and everyone was very nice about us having our dog. We loved it so much we went twice, which your ticket has free admission for your next admission if you come within a week. Limited trashcans and make sure you bring your poop bags but otherwise perfect for dogs!
- LisaMore than a year agoFun excursion
Spent an afternoon walking the trails and our mid-sized dogs even got to go on the 45-minute Nature Tram with us. If water bowls are ever set out here, it would truly become a five bone experience.
- AdventureDawgsMore than a year agoA great place to spend the day
We just walked the gardens and skipped all the side tours, especially since my dogs are too big to fit into the tram. Be very careful near the water because we did have a small gator that seemed to be paying way too much attention to us and looked like it was trying to swim closer. Even in early March, it gets muggy so be prepared for the heat and humidity, especially if you're from snowy areas. I would definitely go back again.
- BuddyMore than a year agoAwesome wildlife!
Don't miss the tram tour! The wildlife was stunning!
- AlphaEskieMore than a year agoBeautiful, but pass on the swamp
We didn't do the house because my Eskie is too large to carry and we didn't do the boat tour because it wasn't offered, The garden paths were plentiful and I gave up on trying to follow the map. Meandering around worked fine. The nature tour (tram) was interesting but bumpy. Keep your pup close as it is easy to jump out. Bumpy ride aside, I wouldn't hesitate to do the nature tour again--our guide was informative and entertaining. However, I CANNOT RECOMMEND THE SWAMP TOUR BECAUSE THEY DON'T ALLOW YOU TO TAKE ANY BEVERAGES, INCLUDING WATER, AND NONE IS AVAILABLE FOR THE PUPS. So on a warm sunny day, your pouch may get thirsty; on a hot day you and the pooch will suffer. If it weren't for the ban on beverages on the swamp tour, I would have given 5 stars.
- JenMore than a year agoBeautiful dog friendly plantation!
We took our daughter and two dogs here for our first morning in Charleston. The grounds are very expansive and we were able to walk around with our dogs for 2 hours (could have gone for longer but they were pooped!) We took them up to an observation deck overlooking the marshes and around their bridges and gardens. It does cost $15 a person but it was a lovely outing and good example of a southern plantation. My dogs are too big to carry but I hear they're allowed in the plantation house if you carry them! Relaxed on the porch swing after with them panting at our feet. Awesome :)
- ArianneMore than a year agoRelaxing
Some of the house tour got a little boring, but the grounds were beautiful and the boat tour was relaxing and informative. Our tour guide Sy was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun for everyone, including the dog. It was a good time.
- JonnieMore than a year agoAwesome Place
This a beautiful place and so dog friendly. We spent the day there with our two schnauzers. So many things to do and see and our dogs love it. They had a wonderful adventure
- JenniferMore than a year agoBeautiful walk
This place is beautiful. They have a long winding path amongst all the blossoming trees. Benches are tucked into shaded areas. It was a nice way to walk the dogs before a long car ride home and people along the trail were very friendly towards my dogs.
- CATHERINEMore than a year agoDOG FRIENDLY
IT WAS GREAT THAT THE PLANTATION ALLOWED DOGS ON THE GROUNDS. WATER PROVIDED ALONG THE PATH.
IF YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR DOG, THEN HE OR SHE CAN ALSO GO INTO THE HOUSE.
- SheilaMore than a year agodog friendly and dog-fun
Magnolia is a great place to take your dog, you can stroll all the gardens and go on the trams. the dog loved it there. everyone is so friendly. agreat dog friendly place