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Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens

  • 1235 Long Point Rd. Map It
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Garden/Arboretum
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Oak Trees, Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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Published 10/28/2015

Fodor's 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 1936 mansion, the butterfly pavilion, and the heirloom rose garden. Eight slave cabins on the property have 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 pluck in-season fruits (like strawberries, peaches, and pumpkins) from the fields. Across the highway is Boone Hall's Farm Market, with fresh local produce, a 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 or the Scottish Games and Highland Gathering in September.

Sight Information

Address:

1235 Long Point Rd., off U.S. 17 N, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464, United States

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Phone:

843-884–4371

Sight Details:

  • $20
  • Early May–Labor Day, Mon.–Sat. 8:30–6:30, Sun. noon–5; Labor Day–Dec., Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. noon–5

Published 10/28/2015

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