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Discover the Beauty of the Lowcountry at the Best Charleston, SC, Plantations

In Charleston, SC, Plantations occupy a critical space in the region’s history and cultural appeal. On your next visit to the Lowcountry, take some time to explore. Here are all of the plantations in Charleston that you should definitely visit! Before your trip, don’t forget to take a look at our complimentary Destination Guide. No downloads and no signup, our guide is the key to unlocking the very best that Kiawah Island and Charleston have to offer. From incredible restaurants and historic attractions to seasonal events and interesting landmarks, everything you need to plan your getaway is right here!

3 of the Best Charleston, SC, Plantations

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Magnolia Plantation is Charleston’s most-visited plantation for a good reason. The plantation is one of the oldest gardens and tourist sites in the entire country and features thousands of perfectly manicured flowers and stunning views of the Lowcountry landscape. Coined the “Most Beautiful Garden’s in America” by Travel and Leisure, Magnolia Plantation is steeped in 300 years of history and offers a look into Charleston’s past that you can’t find from the city streets!

Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens

Since 1681, Boone Hall Plantation has served as a landmark for the Charleston community and still operates today as a popular destination for both tourists and locals. On the banks of Wampacheone Creek, Major John Boone set up his plantation over 330 years ago, and the same towering oak trees and stunning gardens still grace the plantation grounds! Come check it out for your self.

Charleston Tea Plantation

Technically the only working plantation in Charleston, the Charleston Tea Plantation is an attraction with international appeal. Not only does this gorgeous piece of property inspire visitors, the products that the plantation produces reach far and wide. Explore the only working tea plantation in the entire country via their unique trolley tour and sample some of their signature beverages on your next visit. With over 12 varieties to choose from, there’s something to fit anyone’s taste. Start planning your visit today!

Where to Stay Near Kiawah Island

After you’re done exploring the beauty of the Lowcountry, escape to the Andell Inn for a restful stay in our gorgeous boutique hotel. Refresh with a dip in our Saltwater Pool or unwind with a hand-crafted cocktail at the Porch Bar. Finding a relaxing way to spend the evening has never been easier!

For example, our King Studio Suites offer guests an incredible opportunity to stay in a room that offers both artful decor as well as modern functionality and convenience. Each room is equipped with a fully functional kitchen, a comfortable work space, a king-size bed, and much more! For the complete southern-hospitality experience, book your next stay at the Andell Inn.

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