Boone Hall Plantation Bus Tour
If you are wanting to explore the local history in Charleston, SC, make sure to embark upon the Boone Hall Plantation Bus Tour. A spacious, climate-controlled bus will pick you up and take you to the Boone Halle plantation for the 4-hour tour. After arriving at Boone Hall Plantation, you’ll meet a tour guide on the front porch of the mansion and begin your journey through the house. You’ll be able to learn all about the history of Boone Hall Plantation and its many owners since its establishment 1681.
The house tour lasts about 30 minutes, but afterward you’ll still have the Slave Street and History Presentation, where you’re able to explore the lifestyles and living quarters for the slaves who used to reside here, a leisurely stroll through the gardens, which feature antique roses dating back over a century, the beautiful Avenue of Oaks which were planted in 1743 and lead to the main house, and explore the Gullah culture with a live presentation of a unique African slave culture.
The House TourOn the front porch, your costumed tour guide will be waiting to guide you through the first floor of the Boone Hall mansion which was built during the second wave of reconstruction in 1936. As you journey through the beautiful Georgian home, your guide will share with you the rich history of the plantation and how it evolved with its many owners since 1681.
Exploring The Gullah CultureThe only plantation in South Carolina to present this unique culture, guests are able to witness entertaining and educational performances within The Gullah Theater to better understand this unique culture that was adapted by African Slaves.
About the Plantation
The plantation today spans over 700-acres with crop fields, wetlands, ponds, and creeks. The house that sits on the property is a replica that was built in 1936 and sits on the original site of the original home. The slave cabins are the original cabins used in the 1790s and were used up into the 1940s by sharecroppers that occupied the cabins.
To take in the rich history that Charleston has to offer, be sure to check out the Boone Hall Plantation Bus Tour during your family vacation.
- Approximately how long does the Boone Hall Plantation Bus Tour last?
Approximately 4 hours.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- Where does the Boone Hall Plantation Bus Tour depart from?
The tour departs from the Charleston Visitor Center located at 375 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Boone Hall Plantation Bus Tour?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted. But no photography is allowed inside the house at the plantation.
- Is the Boone Hall Plantation Bus Tour handicap accessible?
Yes, please notify the tour within 24 hours in advance so they can accommodate you.