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Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens

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Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens Review

A drive through a ½-mile-long live-oak alley draped in Spanish moss introduces you to this still-functioning plantation, the oldest of its kind. Tours take you through the 1935 mansion, the butterfly pavilion, and the heirloom rose garden. Eight slave cabins on the property have recently been transformed into the Black History in America exhibit, displaying life-size figures, recorded narratives, audiovisual presentations, photos, and historical relics. Seasonal Gullah culture performances in the theater are perennial crowd favorites. Stroll along the winding river, or pick your own strawberries, pumpkins, or tomatoes in the fields. Across the highway is Boone Hall's Farm Market, with fresh local produce, a lunch café, and a gift shop. North and South, Queen, and Nicholas Sparks's The Notebook were filmed here. Plan your visit to coincide with annual events like the Lowcountry Oyster Festival in January, the Strawberry Festival in the spring, and the Scottish Games & Highland Gathering in September.

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  • Address: 1235 Long Point Rd., off U.S. 17 N Mount Pleasant, Charleston, SC 29464 | Map It
  • Phone: 843/884–4371
  • Cost: $19.50
  • Hours: Jan.–early Feb., Sat. 9–5, Sun. noon–5; early Feb.–mid-March and Labor Day–Dec., Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. noon–5; mid-March–Labor Day, Mon.–Sat. 8:30–6:30, Sun. noon–5; call ahead to confirm hours
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  • Location: Mount Pleasant and Vicinity
Updated: 11-19-2012

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    Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens Review

    Having never visited a plantation before this property did not disappoint. The hanging Spanish moss from the trees welcoming you through the driveway makes the experience so much more authentic. The house is not the original built, in fact it's the third, but still has elegance, style and pieces of the previous house incorporated into the architecture. A wedding was being prepared for in the front yard of the house. It has been used in the motion picture "The Notebook" and other films as well, and for good reason. But even more fantastic then the house with its free-flying staircase are the slave huts. They are not very large and it's hard to think about men, women and children being cramped together in the small space. They date back to the 1700s and carry a lot of history with them. I believe the price was 19.50 USD per person, but a AAA member saves a couple bucks. Definitely worth checking out.

    by KatShoebox, 5/18/11
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    This is a great place of our history. The price is no more then the other Plantations a round Charleston. I would have paid more if ask to. Also 3 great movies was made here. I loved the Tours. I will go again.

    by Faybaby, 12/25/06

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