Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens
Welcome to the site of one of the most iconic southern scenes, Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens. This plantation is known to be one of America’s oldest working living plantations, opened in 1681 and still going strong today. These grounds are known for their moss-draped avenue of live oaks that, after two centuries, have grown to touch. The original slave cabins owned by the McRae family are also on the property and are a significant factor in the plantation's historical significance.
In 1743 the son of Major John Boone planted the live oaks in two evenly spaced rows, providing a spectacular approach to the home as well as a grand general symbol of southern heritage. The entire Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens is comprised of 738 acres, located just eight miles from downtown Charleston in Mt Pleasant. This plantation is so popular it is considered a true "must-see stop on any trip to Charleston, South Carolina," by NBC Daytime!
Sitting on the banks of the gorgeous Wampacheone Creek, this massive home holds over 330 years of history, spanning back all the way to when the Boone family thrived here, an influential family to the history of South Carolina. On a tour of the home, you will experience what plantation life was like as you tour the house, grounds, garden, butterfly pavilion, and Slave Street. Learn about the Gullah culture, as well as the day to day life and history of the people who worked and lived here. You will see the strawberries, tomatoes, and pumpkins alongside the U-Pick garden in the spots where cotton and pecans used to thrive over three centuries ago. This is a truly great opportunity to see an important piece of history, for both the state and the country, as well as admire some of the finest architecture and landscaping in the city!