Fodor's Expert Review Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens

Mount Pleasant and Vicinity Garden
Oak Trees, Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Celebrities Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have publicly distanced themselves from their 2012 wedding here at Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens, apologizing for mistaking the longtime site of human enslavement for a pastoral setting. Still, Boone Hall remains one of the former Lowcountry plantations that continues to actively market itself as a wedding backdrop, complete with a moss-draped live oak allée and an heirloom rose garden. Nonwedding guests can also visit the plantation; most significant from a historic standpoint is a set of brick cabins, built at the turn of the 19th century, which housed enslaved people. While Boone Hall's interpretative strategy generally doesn't stress African American contributions or culture beyond the cabins, each one is devoted to a topic in black history, such as civil rights and sweetgrass baskets. The venue occasionally hosts Gullah storytelling and song performances.

Garden Historic Home Museum/Gallery Historic District/Site Historical Family Farm/Ranch

Quick Facts

1235 Long Point Rd.
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina  29464, USA

843-884–4371

www.boonehallplantation.com

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Rate Includes: $26

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