Boone Hall Plantation
Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (Charleston County)
By Patricia Blackstock (contact me)
Once you arrive and park your car at Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens, you need to first sign up for the various activities at the Hospitality Center, an old home tucked between moss-covered trees featuring a lovely bed of flowers in the front yard.
Boone Hall is one of America's oldest plantations. It was founded in 1681 when Englishman Major John Boone came to Charleston and established a lucrative plantation and gracious home on the banks of the Wampacheone Creek. The family and descendants of Major Boone were influential in the history of the colonies and the Union. The U-Pick area is open in season. The agricultural arm of the plantation is known as Boone Hall Farms.
At Boone Hall Plantation all activities are included with your admission fee, and it is well worth the price. There is enough happening at Boone Hall Plantationto keep you interested and entertained all day long.
The Boone Hall Plantation home is an antibellum-style mansion, built in 1936 and listed on the National Resgistry of Historic places. The tour included the first level and lasted about 30 minutes. No photos are allowed inside the plantation home.
Slave Street. Each former slave cabin contains a recorded and informative video/TV tour as well as many other photos and props explaining black history throughout the many years the slaves served at the plantation.
Gullah Culture: This is a live presentation explaining the development of the Gullah culture in the Charleston area. This live stage-like was, in my opinion, one of the best features that Boone Plantration offers. The presentation is staged twoce a day. Dob't miss it!
See video of Gullah Culture in South Carolina, linked below.
Plantation Coach Tour (You can see the coach in my photo album.) This open-air tour was a lot of fun! We enjoyed listening to the well-informed guide as he took us on a long tour through the entire plantation. We saw pecan groves, strawberries, lots of veggies, groves of peach trees and so much more.
Plantation Gardens The garden is locatged in front of the plantation house. In the formation of two butterfly wings, it boasts of 22 beds of plants and flowers.
Photo Gallery - over 20 photos of Boone Hall Plantation! The images change every 5 seconds. To stop the rotation, clck on any photo:
Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens Photo Gallery
Gullah Culture YouTube video Boone Hall Plantation