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“Lovely visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boone Hall Plantation

Boone Hall Plantation
1235 Long Point Rd., Highway 17 North, Mount Pleasant, SC 29465
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
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“Lovely visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The history of the plantation is very interesting and the house is very lovely. The house is not old (1930s), so it was interesting to see that beautiful architecture combined with a very modern and livable floor plan.

The house was especially spectacular as it was decorated for Christmas- unfortunately indoor photos were not allowed-- but the decorations were stunning. The tour was good as well- although you could only visit the first floor.

The long oak drive was beautiful, although not as nice as Wormsloe:). We didn't take the coach tour, but we did get a chance to explore the slave cabins. We found that Boone Hall had pretty much the most comprehensive exhibitions on slavery of all the sites we toured- and it was an excellent reminder that there is more to this area than the pretty homes.

Visited December 2013
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“Pleasant place to spend a couple of hours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We stopped off at this plantation en route to NC from Charleston. While I appreciate what the writer below wrote, I nonetheless enjoyed the visit. Yes, there isn't as much of the house to see as one would like, and the gardens were not at their best. But I did manage the trip around the plantation and visiting the accommodation for the slaves was interesting and thought inspiring. While there may be better places for the money, it did fit in with our plans - perhaps if we drove there especially we may have felt differently.

Visited December 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Boone Hall is reportedly one of the most photographed attractions in the US of A. It certainly gets traffic in the SC low country! This year we returned to Boone Hall for the house tour, Christmas decorations, and 10th Anniversary "Wine Under The Oaks" event. What a huge time and a lovely place; a bit of colonial history hanging around to give a tangible experience of bygone days. Add a great event like Wine Under The Oaks and Boone Hall is history with a buzz. The cool, mucky weather lightened up enough to keep us from getting wet and did not dampen our spirits, the event, or the day. Maybe it was the choice of wines for tasting that distracted the happy crowd. Event or not Boone Hall is a lovely place to visit.

Visited December 2013
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“Save Your Money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We (a party of five) visited the plantation with the understanding that the price included a visit with the house tour, the slave cabins, the plantation coach tour, and the plantation garden. Upon entering the grounds at the entry station we inquired about taking the coach tour of the plantation and wanted to make sure that it was available. The admitting guard told us that the tours would be running, starting at 9:30am and to stand in front of the Butterfly Cafe. After waiting 30 minutes outside across from the cafe, and still no coach or driver in site, two of our party went to the information building to inquire. They were told that the tour was cancelled because of the rain (from the day before) --- even though there was no problem admitting us to the grounds, driving within the grounds in our car, and walking on the plantation with no problem! At the information center we expressed our displeasure and were offered no resolution or partial refund. We basically saw maybe a few acres out of a hundreds of acres plantation. Moreover the house tour covered just 4 rooms-the entrance hall, a library, a dining room, and a breezeway where the tour ended. Not much to see unless you like to see books on a shelf or a piano. No other rooms were allowed entrance. In fact the guide said the upper level was not allowed for the tour because the current owners lived there when they were in town. I imagine that they count all the money that they abscond from these tours when they are in town. The slave quarters are cabins that look pretty much alike (about 6 or 7). The gardens were pretty sparse, maybe because this was November. We all agreed that for the time we wasted and the money we spent, other activities in Charleston would have been more enjoyable. Just another overly-hyped tourist trap.

Visited November 2013
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“Lovely Historic Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

A very nice stop while in this area, this beautiful old home was very interesting and a wonderful photo op!

Visited October 2013
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