Charleston, SC Part 1: The Plantation

I was more than happy to escape from the craziness of reality for the past 4 days to meet up with my mom and brothers who were visiting my grandfather. He recently moved to Charleston, South Carolina so we trekked across the country to see what his historic town was all about.

The first day we went to the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. (From the website home page:) 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 Lowcountry, 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.

It was everything the website had promised. We took a boat tour through the marsh and snuck up on alligators, turtles, and more types of birds than I can remember. We then toured the plantation’s mansion, and ended with a tram ride through the property. As someone who likes to call herself a photographer, I was in heaven.

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