Boone Hall Plantation - All Tours Included With Admission
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Prepare to step back in time as you embark on a journey to the Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. Known as one of the oldest working plantations in the United States, Boone Hall offers a unique glimpse into the country's antebellum past. Visitors can immerse themselves in the luscious rows of live oaks, expansive flower gardens and well-preserved historical structures. Despite its beauty, one cannot escape the sobering narrative of slavery depicted at the 'Black History in America' exhibit.
Upon arrival at Boone Hall Plantation, you'll find yourself surrounded by enchanting gardens and thoroughbred fields which span 738 acres. Your typical visit would take around two to three hours, allowing you ample time to explore the grounds and revel in the plantation's rich history. Knowledgeable and engaging tour guides take you through the original 1790s plantation house, slave quarters, and on a tram tour of the estate. Walking along the 'Avenue of Oaks', a path flanked by 274 year-old oak trees, could be quite a fascinating experience. The butterfly pavilion brimming with local butterfly species tends to be a crowd favorite, especially for children.
Thrill your senses as you traverse the plantation, smelling the sweet fragrance of the blooming roses in the Butterfly Pavilion and listening to the crackle of the fireplace in the main house. Sample the juiciest peaches and strawberries during the in-season 'You-Pick-It' tours of the plantation's agricultural fields. In addition, the plantation also hosts the annual 'Low Country Oyster Festival', entertaining food lovers with the world’s largest oyster festival.
Boone Hall Plantation has a rich history dating back to 1681 when it was established as a lumber farm by Major John Boone. It has transformed radically over the centuries, from a cotton plantation to a successful agricultural farm. The plantation also takes pride in its 'Exploring the Gullah Culture' live presentation, recognized as the only live presentation of Gullah culture on a plantation in South Carolina. This represents the resilience and cultural legacy of the African-American community, descended from slaves, who inhabited the Low Country regions of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
Your day at Boone Hall Plantation will certainly leave an impression, thanks to its captivating history, breathtaking views, and heartwarming hospitality. Whether you are a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or a culture lover, the activities and exhibits at the Boone Hall Plantation offer enticing opportunities to learn, explore, and create unforgettable memories. Be prepared to be charmed by the timeless allure of Boone Hall Plantation and experience the echoes of history in each step you take on this hallowed ground.
Remember, nothing can truly capture the majesty of the Boone Hall Plantation like experiencing it in person. Let the sweet southern charm reel you in and discover the intimate ties of this region to our nation's history. You may leave the Boone Hall Plantation, but the Boone Hall Plantation will never leave you.
- Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Boone Hall Plantation - All Tours Included With Admission?
Most guests spend a few hours exploring the plantation.
- Is Boone Hall Plantation - All Tours Included With Admission handicap accessible?
- Is photography & video recording allowed?
- For what ages is Boone Hall Plantation - All Tours Included With Admission appropriate?
Great for all ages.
- Is there a minimum number of tickets?
Yes, there is a minimum of 1 tickets.