Boone Hall Plantation
Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (near Charleston)
By Patricia Blackstock (contact me)
After you've parked 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 home on the banks of the Wampacheone creek. The family and descendants of Major Boone were influential in the history of the colonies in the Union.
The U-Pick area is open in-season. The agricultural arm of the plantation is known as Boone Hill Farms.
Unlike some other plantations and gardens, 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 Plantation to keep you interested and ntertained 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 years when 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 Plantation offers. The presentation is staged twice a day! Don'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-aor tour was a lot of fun! We wnjoyed 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 located in front of the plantation house, in the formation of 2 butterfly winds. It boasts 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, click on any photo:
Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens Photo Gallery
Gullah Culture YouTube video Boone Hall Plantation