West of the Ashley River
Ashley River Road, Route 61, begins a few miles northwest of downtown Charleston, over the Ashley River Bridge. Sights are spread out along the way, and those who love history, old homes, and gardens may need several days to explore places like Drayton Hall, Middleton Place, and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Spring is a peak time for the flowers, although many of them are in bloom throughout the year.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Pick and choose from a variety of entertainments at Magnolia Plantation, established in the 1670s by Thomas Drayton after he…Learn More >
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
There's plenty to see and do in this park marking the original 1670 settlement of Charles Towne, the first permanent…Learn More >
Considered the nation's finest example of Palladian-inspired architecture, Drayton Hall is the only plantation house on the Ashley River to…Learn More >