|Magnolia Mansion, Charleston, SC|
Magnolia Mansion was founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Low country, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens. – From the Magnolia Plantation Website
We were so excited to go on this tour, I love history, architecture and now that I am older, I love to look at gardens too. Nadia was just excited to go on a tour. The bus drove us out to where the Plantations were located, about an hour away from the city. We dropped off the group going to the Middleton Place and continued heading to the Magnolia Mansion.
It was time to meet for the Nature Train. Our group got together and we stayed with our tour guide for the rest of the trip. The Nature Train was a tram ride that took us through the grounds and into the swamp area. We saw birds, banana spiders and alligators.
It was now time to go inside the Mansion. Of course, no pictures could be taken, but it was really nice inside and very interesting.
|John Drayton Hastie's cremated remains are actually buried inside this tree!|
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Below is my first travel guide