Gardens of the Lowcountry

Historic Gardens & Plantations

Boone Hall Plantation – 1235 Long Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Boone Hall Plantation is one of America’s oldest working plantations, continually growing crops for over 320 years. The antebellum era plantation is located in Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, U.S.A., and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Admission $26 for adults.


Caw Caw Interpretive Center – 5200 Savannah Hwy, Ravenel, SC 29470

Set on a historic rice plantation, this area offers a range of trails with exhibits & rare wildlife.  Admission is $2 per person.

Charleston Tea Plantation – 6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487

Trolley & factory tours are offered at this picturesque site with acres of tea plants & a gift shop.  Admission is free, various tours are offered.


Cypress Gardens – 3030 Cypress Gardens Rd, Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Cypress Gardens is a 170-acre preserve and gardens located at 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner, South Carolina, United States. The centerpiece of the garden is the 80 acres blackwater bald cypress/tupelo swamp, surrounded with both boat and foot trails.  Admission is $10 for adults.


Drayton Hall – 3380 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

Drayton Hall is an 18th-century plantation located on the Ashley River about 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Charleston, South Carolina, and directly across the Ashley River from North Charleston, west of the Ashley. An outstanding example of Palladian architecture in North America and the only plantation house on the Ashley River to survive intact through both the Revolutionary and Civil wars, it is a National Historic Landmark.   Admission $22 for adults




Magnolia Plantation & Gardens – 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is a historic house with gardens located on the Ashley River at 3550 Ashley River Road west of Ashley, Charleston County, South Carolina. It is one of the oldest plantations in the South, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Admission $20 for adults.




McLeod Plantation Historic Site – 325 Country Club Drive, Charleston, SC 29412

McLeod Plantation is located on James Island, South Carolina, near the intersection of Folly and Maybank roads. It is situated at Wappoo Creek, which flows into the Ashley River, and the site was first recorded on maps from 1678 when it was indicated by the name “Morris.” Admission $15 for adults.




Middleton Place – 4300 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

A National Historic Landmark, home to the oldest landscaped gardens in America and an enduring, vibrant, and essential part of the Charleston and American experience.  Admission $26 for adults.