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“A must see piece of history!”

Boone Hall Plantation
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Boone Hall Plantation Tour from Charleston
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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.
Reviewed July 4, 2013

This historic plantation is a must see. The home itself is well maintained and a step back in time. The home tour was very informative and interesting but we really enjoyed the motorized coach tour. This tour gave us a flavor of the scope of the property and how the plantation has moved forward thru time.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Most of the time when you visit an ante-bellum plantation mansion, you get to see a few rooms and that's it. Boones is a complete plantation experiience. It has been operating for over 300 years. It's still a working plantation. You get to ride in open bus over the entire 700 plus acres and see what they are growing today. You also get a tour of the main house, an authentic look at the slaves quarters with people in costume to tell you what life was like, see wonderful gardens, and visit a buterfly pavillion. It is the most photographed plantation in America. A top Charleston attraction.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

There are several things to do here. We spent about 4 hours, but you can spend less. In order of best to least impressive, here's the skinny:
1. Gullah Culture talk -- awesome!!! A semi-dramatic presentation by a woman talking about life on the plantation from a slave's viewpoint. Our presenter was a descendant of a local slave.
2. Motorized tour around the property. I rate this high not so much because of the views (which were very nice) or the subject matter (which focused much more on the current use of the property than the previous use), but because of the gentleman who gave us the tour. He was a delight -- southern gentleman to the core. Highly entertaining just being himself. I wanted to find a front porch swing to sit on and spend an afternoon with him and a pitcher of sweet tea just shooting the breeze.
3. House tour. Not the original house, they are quick to point out. Nice to hear the history of the plantation.
4. Slave cabins -- nicely arranged, each of nine with its own focal point of slave life/emancipation, etc.
5. Gardens in front of the house. Great gardens.
6. Slave talk. 5-10 minute intro talk to the cabins, etc. Was very mechanical and uninspiring.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Even thou a tropical storm was heading our way and we had to deal with off and on rain showers, we still enjoyed our time there. The tour of the house was very informative and the air conditioning inside was a welcomed relief from the building humidity outside. Take time to walk inside the individual slave houses to hear recorded information about life in these cabins plus see various items and furniture. There was a wonderful lady weaving grass baskets and talking about how they are made and the history of them. The Gullah Culture talk was moved to the café because of the rain and the lady (forgot her name) was a joy to listen to. My 2 teenage daughters were engrossed by her stories and learning the language. After hearing so much about the Gullah Culture, we decided to have dinner that evening at Gullah Cruisine not too far from the plantation. Very good food and excellent service. The girls thought it was pretty special when we heard a group of people dining in the next room speaking Gullah.

Before we left we rode the group carriage that toke us around the plantation grounds. Fascinating how they grow their crops there and the tents were right there off the main road selling fruits that had just been picked. Also gave us a chance to see first hand and learn about the Confederate Line that Gen. Lee had dug right after the state declared their separation from the union. A lot of very good history to be found there.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

The oaks driving in are amazing. Gallah demonstration and the other talks / drive around the plantation were very informative. We went to the cafe but the selection was slim - ice cream or wrapped sandwiches. The ice cream was tasty.

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