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“Preserving History”

Boone Hall Plantation
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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.
Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Preserving History”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Driving on the long scenic driveway to Boone Hall with it's huge, old Live Oaks is awesome! By visiting you can almost feel & see the way it was back centuries ago. The house tour was good and the lady giving the tour was very informational on the history of the plantation. The slave quarters was so interesting, touching and honoring those who worked and lived here. Also I was glad to see the pics of those who I read about who worked endlessly to free the slaves for many years, some for more than 40 years. The cotton mill & cafe were closed for renovation, but understandable for this time of year. We enjoyed the open-air coach tour and the driver gave us a very interesting look of how it was on the plantation now and then. A very good visit!

Visited February 2013
Thank Shirley M
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Victoria, Texas
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“The only Working Plantation”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This one is famous for the long Oak Tree Entrance, leading up to the Plantation House. It appeared in Gone with the Wind and The Note Book . The Tour takes you only through two Rooms, because the Family still occupies the rest of the Home .The Brick Slave Cabins are well preserved. They still grow Cotton on that Plantation.

Visited September 2012
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Bradenton, Florida
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“Peaceful and Scenic”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Boone Hall is a great place to spend the day. The landscape is beautiful along with the historical buildings. There are many concerts to enjoy and in the Spring - Fall picking fruits and vegetables to cook and share is local, healthy and priceless.

Visited December 2012
Thank Pamela E
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Sacramento, CA
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“Boone Hall in January”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Some facts right up front. $19.50 per person admission adults; Senior Citizens 65+/Military/AAA Members - $17.00; Children (6-12) $9.50; Children 5/under Free.
Pay the attendant from your car as you drive in. If you arrive later in the afternoon, go to the visitors house on the grounds and you will receive a complimentary "return" on your admission so you can come back the next day or a certain amount of time from that day, to complete the tour. We did that, and returned three days later. The butterfly pavillion is closed in winter. There is a small snack/cafe on the grounds for coffee, ice cream and other treats. We went to Exploring the Gullah Culture - which was really cool. A story-teller dressed in costume spoke the Gullah language and explained it, and gave the history. Very well done. From there we toured the home (the upstairs is not open to tours - the entryway, living room, dining room, sun porch and gentleman's cigar/cocktail area are open). Take the tram for a tour of the grounds. Prepare to tip the driver - he actually asks for tips. The evening we were there, a wedding was being prepared, and the long avenue of oaks was lined with gas burning lanterns - it was brilliant. The boat house is empty unless there is an event. This is where Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively were married in November of 2012. The gardens are beautiful. The river is beautiful. Bring a nice camera! The plantation is not wheelchair friendly - it is a historical plantation. If you have a motorized wheelchair, you can probably wing it - but don't expect a tour of the main house. We also waited for the docent who gave a short talk about the history of the slaves. When you go - do it all. Not much cotton fields left. Don't pick any - it is a federal offense to take cotton over state lines.

Visited January 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Love the Concerts/Events they host”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Lovely house, grounds, marsh views, etc.
Concerts/Events are all well done, well managed.
Ave. of the Oaks Outstanding. Longest running farm
in country.
Certainly worth a visit!

Visited December 2012
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