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“A beautiful plantation to explore and learn from!”

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.
Albany, Oregon
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“A beautiful plantation to explore and learn from!”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our family spent a full afternoon exploring Boone Hall Plantation recently. As we entered the drive with the trees lining both sides, we new we found an amazing plantation to explore.

We first took in the house tour, and had a delightful tour guide explain many details of the rooms and the furniture placed within. Hearing how this venue had been used in a tv mini series, was interesting to hear about.

Loved the dining room especially. It is a beautiful room all to itself.

We walked the grounds and toured through many slave cabins. It was humbling and thought-provoking. Appreciated the written placards that are in each cabin explaining items of interest.

We feel fortunate that this plantation has been maintained for us to appreciate and understand more fully now.

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful and we learned something too!”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

It was a well-spent half-day at this plantation. We enjoyed the guided tour of the house followed by a self-guided tour of the slave cabins and a final show by a Gullah artist which was great. We learned a lot about history of plantation life and Gullah culture. I think it was a great learning experience for the kids (and for us!).

Compared to other plantations, I found this plantation offered a good value.

Visited June 2014
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Lillington, North Carolina
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“Majestic Oaks”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

This enchanting plantation takes you back in time with your drive down the lane surrounded by the beautiful oak trees. Take the time to tune in to the assigned radio station for informative info. Even though it was the dead of August, the gardens were wonderful and worthy of a stroll. The house tour was worth it and the guide kept you interested throughout the tour. You could spend several hours walking the grounds viewing the slave quarters, gardens and open bus trolley tour. I recommend finishing your day off with some homemade ice cream at the little restaurant.

Visited August 2014
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Cranford, New Jersey
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“Definitely worth the trip - spent 3 hours!”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

So, the place is famous for the oak tree lined entrance. And, yes, the house tour is limited to the first floor (entrance hall, plus 4 rooms). But the 30 min house tour was fun with our great tour guide. The hidden treasure was the coach tour - 35+min on an open air bus. This tour took us around the plantation pointing out the freshwater pond with alligators, explaining how the tides affected daily life, and the planting that has been continuous since the plantation was built. There is a short 15 min talk on slavery with 9 original slave homes still standing with information in each one on slavery. Finally, there was a presentation on Gullah culture - i was skeptical at first but her singing and explanations won me over. She explained that the west coast African slaves brought the skills to plant rice to the Carolinas.
There is even a small butterfly garden behind the cafe for kids or adults to enjoy.
When you put together all of the offerings, we spent an unexpectedly enjoyable 3+ hours. And there are the gardens and grounds to explore.
The coach tour even explained that there are many other events during the year like a corn maze and haunted events and pick-your-own fruits/vegetables. This is quite a plantation!!!

Visited August 2014
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Papillion, Nebraska, United States
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“A true antebellum mansion”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Once we found out the Boone Plantation was used for the site of several movies (North and South mini series, The Notebook, Queenie) we had to go there. Hoping it wasn't going to be a disappointment (like Magnolia Plantation) we were thrilled to find that one fee covered the tour of the house plus a tram ride around the grounds. The house is spectacular and interesting to note it was built in the 1930s. The tram ride around the grounds showed us how large the property is and how varied the property is used for. They grow quite a few different crops for sale, have a maze in the Fall that is designed by GPS, and a haunted house area that this year with be Zombieland (last year they had cast members from Walking Dead there). The drive onto the plantation catches your breath as you look at the long drive leading to the house lines with oaks. Several horses were romping in the grass and we walked by the slave houses and down to the river where they have a building for parties and wedding receptions. Don't miss the gift shop/restaurant that features home made ice cream. My husband tried the ice cream and raved about it (so did the tour guide). This was an attraction where you can spend quite a bit of time and get your monies worth for one fee.

Visited July 2014
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