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“Amazing after the entry price shock” 5 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.
Mokena, Illinois, USA
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“Amazing after the entry price shock”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Be aware, entry into the location is as of this writing $20 dollars PER adult!

But for the money you get to do a lot of history learning and experiences. Unfortunately during our visit it was raining, so the coach tour of the grounds was not running. I think we should have received a discount entry price for this.

Either way. We had an amazing time. Just to see the plantation, the best kept slave street (slave houses) and the mansion itself.

My fiancee really want to visit this locale due to how famous the main house is from the movie "The Notebook" This is the house where Ally spends her summer when she meet Noah.

The Butterfly Cafe on the premise offers reasonably priced quality food for that afternoon hunger. Surprisingly you can spend an entire day here learning about the history of the house and the history of the South.

Extremely enjoyed our time, and will recommend anyone visiting the Charleston South Carolina region to visit!

Visited May 2014
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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

If you want to know how an old Southern plantation was run, visit Boone Hall. Do not miss the presentation of the Gullah people and the self-guided tour of the slave homes. Although I was disappointed that the main house was not a true antebellum home, the tour guide was very honest about the history of the home site. The home & gardens are gorgeous!

Visited May 2014
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Ringgold, Georgia
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“Beautiful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Boone Hall is a great way to spend a pretty day! The Avenue of Oaks on the driveway in, are gorgeous and worth seeing just that! Our favorite part of the whole day was the Gullah presentation, it was awesome hearing the history of slaves in that area, and learning about the dialect still spoken in that community. We went on a weekday in April, and still had to wait over an hour for the trolley tour around the plantation, not sure it was worth the wait, but still enjoyable. The slave cabins had a lot of history in them, so I would mark that a don't miss.

Visited April 2014
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Statesville, North Carolina
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“Beautiful gardens, but not a true plantation home”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The entrance road under the live oaks is beautiful. The house was built in the 30s and you only see 4 rooms. There is a glass cabinet with artifacts found during some renovation but it wasn't even pointed out by the guide. The gardens are gorgeous and were blooming & fragrant. The tour around the property was very interesting. It is a working farm after all. The Gullah talk was ok. Not a lot about Gullah history but some about SC history. I really wanted more info about the Gullah culture. The slave cabins have recorded messages about different aspects of life and those were very interesting. So, worth the trip for the farm, gardens & cabins, but not for the house. If you are looking to be immersed in history, you won't get that here.

Visited May 2014
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houston,tx
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“Boone Hall Plantation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Avenue of the Oaks is practically worth the price of admission here. We also enjoyed a 30 minute tour of the plantation house with a knowledgeable and passionate docent. This is the fourth house built on this site. The slave cabins were very interesting. We had a short presentation by another great docent and saw lots of interesting displays inside the cabins. You must read "The Invention of Wings" by Susan Monk Kidd before you come to Charleston. We found photos of two of the book's characters in one of the slave cabins.

Visited May 2014
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