The plantation was established in 1676 by Draytons who migrated from Barbados. The family and its descendants prospered from the success of agricultural products cultivated by the family’s enslaved population. Since the Civil War, the extensive gardens have drawn patrons regularly to enjoy their breathtaking beauty. Five restored former slave cabins, occupied from the 1850s -1990s, are the focus of a program that highlights African American life on the property. Magnolia offers various areas of the plantation for touring, is open daily and charges admission.
KEYWORDS: PLANTATION, BARBADOS, SLAVE CABIN, CHARLESTON, GULLAH GEECHEE CULTURAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR