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“Incredible piece of history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boone Hall Plantation

Boone Hall Plantation
1235 Long Point Rd., Highway 17 North, Mount Pleasant, SC 29465
843/884-4371
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Working plantation with true southern charm. Features world famous avenue of oaks, 9 original slave cabins, butterfly garden, and a colonial revival style 1936 mansion. Tours and theatrical performances offered daily. Used in the filming of North and South, Queen, the Tempest, and The Notebook.
Hamilton, Canada
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“Incredible piece of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

While in the south. My wife and I thought a plantation tour would be a really interesting stop on our trip. With a bit of research, we thought Boone Hall would be a good one to try. We were not at all disappointed. The lane way going in is lined with live oak trees that has been featured in a couple movies. Some of the original slave shacks have been restored and original artifacts are inside. There is a gift shop, place to get food, tractor tour, guided tours. The only downsides to the whole thing are 1> The cotton Gin is under restoration and not available for touring at the moment. 2> The mansion on the property is not the original farmhouse used back in the days when the plantation was working.. Of course, that's nobody's fault, but, would have been nice to see the original home. I recommend a tour here. It was a great learning experience.

Visited May 2013
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“Gullah Theatre is Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The best part of this tour was the Gullah Theatre presentation at one of the slave houses. This is still a working farm producing berries, lettuce, and many other foods.

Visited June 2013
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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“Avenue of Oaks - beautiful!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The grounds are nice -- especially the Avenue of Oaks leading up to the house! Makes for a breathtaking photo. I could've spent hours just looking at and walking under all the oak trees. However, I was a bit underwhelmed by the rest of my visit to Boone Hall. You can sign up for a house "tour", but in actuality you only get to view three rooms while you listen to someone explain the history of the plantation. I'm not sure if that's how it works each day or if it's only because we were part of a very large group. The nature tram tour was good. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and it was interesting to see all the different crops grown there. Plus, it was a very welcome rest from walking around most of the day! The butterfly pavilion was disappointing. I've been to other butterfly pavilions before, and this one simply does not compare. Very small and very few species of butterflies. The slave cabins looked interesting, but we didn't get to see the Gullah presentation. It was marked as a "visitor favorite" on the plantation's guide, though. If you really like history, you'll likely enjoy your visit to Boone Hall. If you just like viewing a beautiful home and grounds, you may possibly find more to interest you at a different location. To me, the Avenue of Oaks was really the only "must-see" part of the experience -- and I don't think I would pay the $20 entrance fee (per person) just to see it again.

Visited June 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Real Southern Plantation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Spent the day at Boone Hall and had a really marvelous time. We recognised the property from "The Notebook" as Allie's summer home, and really enjoyed touring inside and seeing the grounds. The Gullah presentation was wonderful, too, as well as seeing inside the old slave cabins. Really interesting and eye-opening. The avenue of oaks with the spanish moss is absolutely breathtaking! The tour was great - well researched and genuine. I'd really recommend visiting this property.

The temperature was scorching while we were there so I really recommend bringing lots of water with you and a sunhat. There is a little cafe where you can get some snacks and water if necessary, while you're waiting to tour on the truck to see the surrounding grounds.

Visited July 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Real life on the Plantation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Spent the day at Boone Hill and was amazed at what I saw. I thought I knew a lot about Southern plantation life, but it was real here. Actual slave quarters still standing, cotton mill and more. Several movies were filmed here like 'The Notebook' and the mini-series 'North & South'.

Visited June 2013
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